Sir John Edward Sulston CH. 27 March 1942—6 March 2018

@article{Waterston2019SirJE,
  title={Sir John Edward Sulston CH. 27 March 1942—6 March 2018},
  author={Robert H. Waterston and Georgina Ferry},
  journal={BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS OF FELLOWS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY},
  year={2019}
}
In 2002 Sir John Sulston shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his contribution to understanding the genetic control of cell fate during the development of the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans. However, it was his position as one of the leaders of the international and publicly funded Human Genome Project that brought him to public prominence. Both his work on the worm cell lineage and his later commitment to genome sequencing as founding director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger… Expand
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