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Serial killers and rapists have been caught and convicted, the innocent freed, and families reunited - thanks to the ground-breaking work of Sir Alec Jeffreys.

 

If it hadn't been for Sir Nicholas Winton, 669 children would almost certainly have perished in Nazi death camps.

 

President Bill Clinton called it the "most wondrous map ever produced by mankind". Others have compared the mapping of the human genome to the discovery of fire or the invention of the wheel.

 

When Peter Benenson opened his newspaper on his way to work one morning in late 1960, he had no idea he was about to change the world for ever.

 

The Reverend Chad Varah was a newly-ordained vicar working in London's East End when the story of a young girl's suicide moved him to set up a telephone helpline for people who had lost all hope.

 

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