You can hear more about the mapping of the human genome in the BBC Radio 4 interview with Sir John Sulston (http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/tls). This is an excellent interview with physicist Jim Al Khalili in the series The Life Scientific broadcast on 29 November 2011. Jim Al Khalili mentions Rutherford's statement that only physics was science and the rest was mere stamp collecting. In this interview, Sir John admits to being both a chemist and a stamp collector! Sulston is critical of the market driven project which was in competition with the open access sharing of data model which in the end has won out. He points to the inadequacies of patenting everything as it emerges from the laboratory.
Tip: Euston Square underground station is useful for UCH and there is an underground walkway with lifts to the surface. The underground station staff are very helpful and on my way back into the station, was taken to the platform. We discussed tactile markings on the way to the platform and the staff member accompanying me was interested in my comments on platform to train access and the lack of step free access to the trains.