By Peter S. Harper

An eminent geneticist, veteran writer, OMMG sequence Editor, and famous archivist, Peter Harper offers a full of life account of the way our rules and data approximately human genetics have constructed during the last century from the viewpoint of somebody contained in the box with a deep curiosity in its historic facets. Dr. Harper has researched the historical past of genetics and has had own touch with a number of key figures whose thoughts and stories expand again 50 years, and he has interviewed and recorded conversations with lots of those vital geneticists. therefore, instead of being a standard heritage, this booklet transmits the essence of the guidelines and the folk concerned and the way they interacted in advancing- and occasionally retarding- the sector. 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 in the course of the crowning glory of the Human Genome undertaking, this Short History is written within the author's attribute transparent and private variety, which appeals to geneticists and to all these attracted to the tale of human genetics.

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