This morning the Radio 4 programme Today broadcast a feature about the Wellcome Library’s ‘Modern Genetics and its Foundations’ project. The Wellcome Library is bringing the papers of the pioneers of modern genetics together in one place for the first time as part of a ground-breaking digitisation project, which includes material from leading figures from the University of Glasgow. You can listen to Fergus Walsh’s radio feature here by scrolling down to 0846, and clicking on the link. Walsh, who is Medical correspondent for the BBC, has also written about the project in his article ‘The most important photo ever taken?‘, and the Today programme’s website displays some of the images that will go to tell the story of ‘Modern Genetics and its Foundations’.
For more information about the role of the University of Glasgow, and the project as a whole, see ‘Archives from the pioneers of modern genetics brought together for the first time’
For further details about the Photographic Unit’s digitisation of the papers of Guido Pontecorvo, James Harrison Renwick and Malcolm Ferguson-Smith, all of which will be appearing on the Wellcome Digital Library later this year, please see our previous blog posts.
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