At the suggestion of Cambridge University Press – after my manuscript was completed – I commissioned five short commentaries by distinguished molecular biologists who had read my biography. These complement the Foreword by Sir Edwin Southern.
Paul Berg, Cahill Professor of Biochemistry, Emeritus, Stanford University, Stanford, California, who shared the 1980 Nobel Prize with Fred Sanger and Walter (Wally) Gilbert.
Elizabeth (Liz) Blackburn, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco, who studied for her PhD with Fred Sanger in Cambridge and is a Nobel Laureate (2009).
Sir John Sulston, founding Director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK, who worked on the nematode and human genome projects. He is a Nobel Laureate (2002).
David Bentley, Vice-President and Chief Scientist, Illumina Inc., Chesterford Research Park, Essex, UK, who gives an industrial perspective. He worked on the Human Genome Project with Sir John Sulston before gaining industrial experience with Illumina, located near Cambridge, UK.
Sir Paul Nurse, currently President of the Royal Society, London and a Nobel Laureate (2001).