1980 Nobel Prize in chemistry, shared jointly with Walter Gilbert of Harvard University who had concurrently developed an alternative DNA sequencing method. Sanger's original sequence contained only 5,375 nucleotides, but his technology is now being used to determine sequences that are millions of nucleotides longer, including, importantly, the human genome. In his honor one of the major DNA sequencing centers in the world is named the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Cambridge, England. see also Sequencing DNA.

Jeffery M. Vance


Internet Resource

"About Frederick Sanger." Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. <http://www.sanger>.

Science Writer

All good journalists are storytellers, and science writers are simply journalists who like to tell stories about science. Still, it has only been in the last few decades that science writing has become a profession in its own right, with journalists specifically trained to cover research ranging from genetics to particle physics.

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