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The Search for the Gene by Bruce Wallace


The Search for the Gene by Bruce Wallace

From Gregor Mendel's experiments on garden peas to the mammoth Human Genome Project of today-how did we get where we are in the science of genetics? In this intriguing book, Bruce Wallace examines the concept of the gene and recounts the history of genetic research, providing a concise transition from genetics to modern molecular biology.


This book will be particularly interesting to the student who not only wishes to know the facts of genetics, but also the very interesting story behind those facts. -Choice, July/August 1993 The book's central chapters provide a very engaging account of the main steps taken to reach our present knowledge of the material and the structure of the gene, and should encourage many readers to delve further into the subject of the book. -Richard M. Burian, Center for the Study of Science in Society, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 68, December 1993

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Publication date

1st September 1992


Bruce Wallace

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Cornell University Press


240 pages


Genetics (non-medical)



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