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About the collection

The papers of JBS Haldane (1892-1964) have been digitised as part of a project funded by the Wellcome Trust to make archives relating to the history of genetics research freely available online.

John Burdon Sanderson Haldane became Professor of Genetics at UCL in 1933 and was appointed Professor of Biometry in 1937, a post he held for the next twenty years. His particular research interests were population genetics, heredity and genetic linkage, and in 1924 he published a joint paper with fellow UCL academic Julia Bell first proving the genetic link between colour-blindness and haemophilia.

He is also known for his extensive writings on popular science, having published a regular column in the Daily Worker for many years and several books intended to make science more accessible to the layperson. His other research interests included air raid precautions and the effect of deep sea diving on human physiology.

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