Cuts and the cutting edge: British science funding and the making of animal biotechnology in 1980s Edinburgh

@article{Myelnikov2017CutsAT,
  title={Cuts and the cutting edge: British science funding and the making of animal biotechnology in 1980s Edinburgh},
  author={Dmitriy Myelnikov},
  journal={British Journal for the History of Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={50},
  pages={701 - 728}
}
  • Dmitriy Myelnikov
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • British Journal for the History of Science
Abstract The Animal Breeding Research Organisation in Edinburgh (ABRO, founded in 1945) was a direct ancestor of the Roslin Institute, celebrated for the cloning of Dolly the sheep. After a period of sustained growth as an institute of the Agricultural Research Council (ARC), ABRO was to lose most of its funding in 1981. This decision has been absorbed into the narrative of the Thatcherite attack on science, but in this article I show that the choice to restructure ABRO pre-dated major… Expand
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