In Pursuit of the Gene: From Darwin to DNA

In Pursuit of the Gene: From Darwin to DNA

James Schwartz


The secret of inheritance has captivated thinkers when you consider that antiquity, and the unlocking of this mystery―the improvement of classical genetics―is one among humanity’s maximum achievements. This nice clinical and human drama is the tale informed totally and for the 1st time during this book.

Acclaimed technological know-how author James Schwartz offers the heritage of genetics throughout the eyes of a dozen or so crucial avid gamers, starting with Charles Darwin and finishing with Nobel laureate Hermann J. Muller. In tracing the rising concept of the gene, Schwartz deconstructs many often-told tales that have been intended to mirror glory at the contributors and unearths that the “official” model of discovery frequently hides a much more advanced and illuminating narrative. the invention of the constitution of DNA and the more moderen advances in genome technology symbolize the fruits of 1 hundred years of targeted inquiry into the character of the gene. Schwartz’s multifaceted education as a mathematician, geneticist, and author permits him to supply a remarkably lucid account of the improvement of the significant rules approximately heredity, and whilst convey to lifestyles the bright and sometimes eccentric people who formed those ideas.

In the spirit of the past due Stephen Jay Gould, this e-book bargains a completely attractive tale approximately one of many oldest and such a lot arguable fields of clinical inquiry. It bargains readers the history they should comprehend the newest findings in genetics and people nonetheless to return within the look for the genetic foundation of complicated illnesses and traits.

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