A Short History of Human Genetics

Hardcover | November 15, 2008

byPeter S. Harper

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An eminent geneticist, veteran author, OMMG Series Editor, and noted archivist, Peter Harper presents a lively accoutn of how our ideas and knowledge about human genetics have developed over the past century from the perspective of someone inside the field with a deep interest in itshistorical aspects. Dr. Harper has researched the history of genetics and has had personal contact wtih a host of key figures whose memories and experiences extend back 50 years, and he has interviewed and recorded conversations with many of these important geneticists. Thus, rather than being aconventional history, this book transmits the essence of the ideas and the people involved and how they interacted in advancing- and sometimes retarding- the field. From the origins of human genetics; through the contributions of Darwin, Mendel, and other giants; the identification of the firsthuman chromosome abnormalities; and up through the completion of the Human Genome project, this Short History is written in the author's characteristic clear and personal style, which appeals to geneticists and to all those interested in the story of human genetics.

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An eminent geneticist, veteran author, OMMG Series Editor, and noted archivist, Peter Harper presents a lively accoutn of how our ideas and knowledge about human genetics have developed over the past century from the perspective of someone inside the field with a deep interest in itshistorical aspects. Dr. Harper has researched the hi...

Peter Harper is a Professor at the Institute of Medical Genetics at the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:275 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:November 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195187504

ISBN - 13:9780195187502

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