35 years of DNA Fingerprinting

Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys and Jonathan Pettitt

The 35th Anniversary of the invent of Genetic Fingerprinting by Sir Alec Jefferys was celebrated at Leicester University on Friday 6th March, 2020.

The Genetics Society Hon. Secretary and 2020 Haldane lecture winner, Jonathan Pettitt,  presented Sir Alec with a copy of the personal letter dated 18 April 1905 from William Bateson to  Adam Sedgwick (1854–1913, zoologist at Cambridge) describing the study of inheritance and the science of variation.

Photos of the evening.

Listen to Dr Kat Arney talk to Sir Alec about his accidental invention in this episode of Genetics Unzipped.