Sydney Brenner (1927–2019)—One of the greats of our science on new frontiers

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Sydney Brenner was among those who created the modern science of molecular genetics. He was primarily an experimentalist yet his philosophical views on science will also have long-time impact on those practicing this noble trade. His views and teachings are worthy of sharing. This Editorial is based on our recorded conversation in 2003 when we met in Cambridge as part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-632
Number of pages6
JournalStructural Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 2019



  • Computability
  • Francis Crick
  • Future of nature research
  • Genetic code
  • Human Genome Project
  • Mentoring
  • Sydney Brenner

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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