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← Sixty Years of British Science Innovation

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Sir Andrew Huxley's obituary in today's Guardian reminds me of his brilliant discovery, with Sir Alan Hodgkin, of how the nerve impulse works. He was a grandson of T H Huxley and half brother of Julian and Aldous, who were much older than him and whom he treated as uncles. He became President of the Royal Society and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge.

I would also have mentioned Sir Alec Jeffreys's invention of DNA fingerprinting and W D Hamilton's brilliant theory of Inclusive Fitness.

Richard

Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:52:42 UTC | #945027