This is the blog for the project ‘Towards Dolly: Edinburgh, Roslin and the Birth of Modern Genetics’. We are based within Edinburgh University Library Centre for Research Collections and generously funded by the Wellcome Trust’s Research Resources in Medical History grants scheme.
A Project Archivist (Clare Button) and Rare Books Cataloguer (Kristy Davis) will catalogue the archival records of the Roslin Institute – who famously cloned Dolly the Sheep in 1996 – as well as the records of the University’s Institute of Animal Genetics and the papers of key geneticist Conrad Hal Waddington (1905-1975) and zoologist James Cossar Ewart (1851-1933). These records are not only an invaluable resource for research on the history of science and medicine, but they also speak to all of us by revealing the fascinating human story behind the science.
We hope you enjoy reading about the project as we progress!
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