Towards Dolly: Edinburgh, Roslin and the Birth of Modern Genetics

‘Towards Dolly’ and related projects have catalogued, preserved and made available 22 archival and printed collections relating to Edinburgh’s extraordinary contributions to animal genetics over the past century. Read more about the projects here.

J.C Ewart with Burchell's zebra c.1900

Dolly the Sheep photograph courtesy The 'Roslin Institute and R(D)SVS, University of Edinburgh

Spanning as they do from before the rediscovery of Mendel's work to the birth of Dolly and stem cell research, these papers form a collection unrivalled in the history and development of Genetics.

Professor Grahame Bulfield, Emeritus Professor of Genetics at the University of Edinburgh and former director of Roslin Institute