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Institutional Correspondence

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About this work


Institutional Correspondence (SB/1/2) consists of material which was written or received on behalf of an organization, or generated by Dr. Brenner in his capacity as an administrator, consultant, or advisor. It is arranged alphabetically by author. Included in this subseries are publishers, meeting and lecture organizers, professional organizations, universities, laboratories, and various corporations. Brenner's role in the biotechnology industry is well represented in this subseries, especially as a consult for Dupont and Rothschild Asset Management. His relationship with scientific institutions in Asia, especially Japan and Singapore, are also well documented here.

The subseries includes a significant amount of material generated as an administrator at the Medical Research Council (MRC), including files on Celltech. Correspondence regarding Brenner's column in Current Biology, including some handwritten manuscripts, are included in this subseries. Important subjects, especially Recombinant DNA and mapping the Human Genome, are also touched upon in the files.



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Please note that CSHL holds copyright in writings by Brenner that are held within Brenner's archive in the CSHL Library and Archives, but does not hold copyright in Brenner's writings held outside the CSHL Library and Archives. Copyright of material created by persons other than Brenner, published or unpublished, is retained by its original author or rightsholder.

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A digitised copy is held by the Wellcome Library as part of Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics.

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