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Correspondence concerning the Science Research Council's proposed financial support for part of the Epigenetics Research Group, 1968-1969

Identifier: Coll-41/8/7/10

Scope and Contents

Contains chiefly correspondence with Michael Swann and various individuals at the Science Research Council.


  • Creation: 1968-1969

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to the researcher completing a Data Protection undertaking form wherever noted. A small amount of the material has been redacted, pending a future review.

Biographical / Historical

As of July 1969, Waddington's Epigenetics Laboratory had 27 research scientists (including PhD candidates), but the funding from the MRC and the University was not sufficient for the Laboratory to operate at optimum capacity. As the MRC seemed unlikely to increase its support for molecular biology, the Science Research Council (SRC) offered to help by funding the most expensive of the six groups into which the Laboratory was divided. This was the Genomic Transcription group containing Dr John Bishop, Dr Marialuisa Melli and four other pre- and post-doctoral students. Waddington appeared to run into difficulties with the SRC, partly due to the fact that Melli was already receiving their support.


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