Sir John Edward Sulston(1942-2018), Geneticist
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Nobel prize-winning scientist, who is a central figure in the development of DNA analysis. After receiving his BA and PhD from Pembroke College, Cambridge, Sulston was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Salk Institute, San Diego from 1966 until 1969. In 1969 he joined the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, where he researched the cellular and genetic structure of the tiny nematode worm, C. elegans. From 1992 until 2000 he was Director of the Sanger Centre, Cambridge, working on the Human Genome Project to decode the human genetic sequence. In 2002 Sulston co-wrote, with Georgina Ferry, The Common Thread: A Story of Science, Politics, Ethics and the Human Genome.