An interview with Dr. Frederick Sanger by Joanna Rose, science writer, 9 December 2001.
Dr. Sanger reflects on being awarded the Nobel Prize twice; his work on fundamental questions of life (3:08); how modern molecular biology become a commercial success (7:17); how Quakerism has influenced his life philosophy (9:35); and his interests after retirement (11:45).
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