Thu, 26 Jun 2003 06:11:31 GMT

Glimpse of forgotten treasures. Henry Wellcome was perhaps the most prolific collector of all time – with a passion bordering on obsession. [BBC News | Science/Nature | World Edition]

I find it ironic that the man who created the Wellcome Trust, which was responsible for funding a huge amount of the genomics work done over the last 10 years, could have as a ‘nutcase.’ His obsessive need to collect, coupled with his huge fortune, is now providing us with some very interesting information.