A Short History of Medical Genetics: 57 (Oxford Monographs by Peter S. Harper

By Peter S. Harper

An eminent geneticist, veteran writer, OMMG sequence Editor, and famous archivist, Peter Harper provides a full of life account of ways our principles and information approximately human genetics have built over the last century from the viewpoint of somebody contained in the box with a deep curiosity in its old points. Dr. Harper has researched the background of genetics and has had own touch with a number of key figures whose stories and stories expand again 50 years, and he has interviewed and recorded conversations with a lot of those vital geneticists. hence, instead of being a standard historical past, this publication transmits the essence of the guidelines and the folks concerned and the way they interacted in advancing- and infrequently retarding- the sphere. From the origins of human genetics; throughout the contributions of Darwin, Mendel, and different giants; the identity of the 1st human chromosome abnormalities; and up throughout the final touch of the Human Genome venture, this Short History is written within the author's attribute transparent and private sort, which appeals to geneticists and to all these attracted to the tale of human genetics.

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