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A cultural history of heredity

Author: Staffan Müller-Wille; Hans-Jörg Rheinberger
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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It was only around 1800 that heredity began to enter debates among physicians, breeders, and naturalists. Soon thereafter it evolved into one of the most fundamental concepts of biology. Here Staffan Müller-Wille and Hans-Jörg Rheinberger offer a succinct cultural history of the scientific concept of heredity. They outline the dramatic changes the idea has undergone since the early modern period and describe the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version:
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Staffan Müller-Wille; Hans-Jörg Rheinberger
ISBN: 9780226213484 022621348X 9780226545707 0226545709
OCLC Number: 897832217
Notes: Translation of: Verebung: Geschichte und Kultur eines biologischen Konzepts.
Description: xiii, 323 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Heredity : knowledge and power --
Generation, reproduction, evolution --
Heredity in separate domains --
First syntheses --
Heredity, race, and eugenics --
Disciplining heredity --
Heredity and molecular biology --
Gene technology, genomics, postgenomics : attempt at an outlook.
Other Titles: Vererbung.
Responsibility: Staffan Müller-Sille and Hans-Jörg Rheinberger.

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It was only around 1800 that heredity began to enter debates among physicians, breeders, and naturalists. Soon thereafter it evolved into one of the most fundamental concepts of biology. In this  Read more...

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