‘Towards Dolly: a century of animal genetics in Edinburgh’

RHN 74/2015 | Forum

University of Edinburgh Main Library Exhibition Gallery

George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LJ

31 July - 31 October 2015

The University of Edinburgh is hosting an exhibition which tells the story of Edinburgh’s rich genetics history, from nineteenth-century animal breeding to current stem cell research. The exhibition features Dolly the sheep, on exclusive loan from National Museums Scotland, and an array of archives, rare books and film from Edinburgh University Library Special Collections. Among the items on display is a selection of digitised glass slides relating to livestock and animal breeding from the collection of pioneering scientist James Cossar Ewart, a notebook belonging to Britain’s first lecturer in genetics, Arthur Darbishire, and a film showing the developing egg of the fruit fly.

The exhibition is free and open to the public from 10.00-17.00 every day except Sunday.