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A Cultural History of Heredity - Muller-Wille, Staffan, and Rheinberger, Hans-Jorg
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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 Muller-Wille and Hans-Jorg 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 political and technological developments that brought about these changes. Muller-Wille and Rheinberger begin ...

A Cultural History of Heredity 2014, University of Chicago Press, Chicago

ISBN-13: 9780226213484

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A Cultural History of Heredity 2012, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226545707