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History of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology: Home

A guide to resources on the history of molecular biology and biotechnology, including the history of the Human Genome Project (HGP). Covers archives and special collections; and oral history.

Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics - Wellcome Library

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General Description

This guide provides links to resources in three areas:

  • History of Molecular Biology (and Genetics)
  • History of Biotechnology
  • History of the Human Genome Project (HGP)

Resources include articles, websites, blogs, journals, databases, and videos.

This guide also covers resources, methodologies, and tools for oral history. Lastly, it provides links to general resources for the history and philosophy of science and technology, including journals, websites, blogs, reference resources, professional societies and associations, and sources of grant and fellowship funding.


Although resources from many institutions and organizations are covered in this guide, on this page and several other pages, resources related to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) are highlighted. For further information about CSHL resources, see the CSHL Archives website.

For information on the fields of digital history and digital humanities, see the Digital History LibGuide.

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