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In pursuit of the gene : from Darwin to DNA

Author: James Schwartz
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2008.
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Schwartz presents the history of genetics through the eyes of a dozen or so central players, beginning with Charles Darwin and ending with Nobel laureate Hermann J. Muller. This book offers readers the background they need to understand the latest findings in genetics and those still to come in the search for the genetic basis of complex diseases and traits.
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Schwartz, James, 1955-
In pursuit of the gene.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007034830
(OCoLC)166278717
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Schwartz
ISBN: 9780674043336 0674043332
OCLC Number: 435493374
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 370 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Viva pangenesis --
Reversion to the mean --
Galton's disciples --
Pangenes --
Mendel --
Rediscovery --
Mendel wars --
Cell biology --
Sex chromosomes --
The fly room --
Oenothera reconsidered --
X-rays --
Triumph of the modern gene.
Responsibility: James Schwartz.
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The mystery of inheritance has captivated thinkers since antiquity, and the unlocking of this mystery - the development of classical genetics - is one of humanity's greatest achievements. This work  Read more...

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