WREN - The Origin of the Laboratory Name
Sir Christopher Wren embodies the concept of integrating different forms of knowledge and the arts to solve clinical problems that result in a clinical benefit. He was among the first to draw blood from human veins and helped developed mathematics to a fine art that could then be applied to understanding science. The “W” of Wren also embraces the name of Watson, inspiration of the basis of human DNA and role of genetics in disease.
Wren therefore symbolizes the principle of molecular genomics in understanding the architecture of disease and is exemplified by our approach of using intricate genetic tools and complex biomathematics to solve critical clinical questions using a drop of blood.