A New Insight into Sanger’s Development of Sequencing: From Proteins to DNA, 1943–1977

@article{GarcaSancho2010ANI,
  title={A New Insight into Sanger’s Development of Sequencing: From Proteins to DNA, 1943–1977},
  author={Miguel Garc{\'i}a-Sancho},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={43},
  pages={265-323}
}
Fred Sanger, the inventor of the first protein, RNA and DNA sequencing methods, has traditionally been seen as a technical scientist, engaged in laboratory bench work and not interested at all in intellectual debates in biology. In his autobiography and commentaries by fellow researchers, he is portrayed as having a trajectory exclusively dependent on technological progress. The scarce historical scholarship on Sanger partially challenges these accounts by highlighting the importance of… 
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