In Pursuit of the Gene
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - quizshow77 - LibraryThing
This book is an account of various figures' ideas on biological heredity from Darwin's "pangenesis" through the recognition in the 1940s that heredity must involve DNA somehow. It provides character ... Read full review
IN PURSUIT OF THE GENE: From Darwin to DNAUser Review - Kirkus
A scholarly history of genetics.Science writer Schwartz first focuses on the early days, beginning with Darwin's "pangenesis" theory, whereby physical particles in the bloodstream were thought to ... Read full review