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Explanations in history and the genetic sciences

W. B. Gallie

Explanations in history and the genetic sciences

by W. B. Gallie

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Published by Oxford University Press in [Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science -- Historiography.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesMind.
    Statementby W.B. Gallie.
    ContributionsMoody, T. W. 1907-1984 former owner.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. 160-180 ;
    Number of Pages180
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21173028M

    Books shelved as genetics: The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins, The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee, Genome: the Autobiography of a Spe.   Genetics, study of heredity in general and of genes in particular. Genetics forms one of the central pillars of biology and overlaps with many other areas, such as agriculture, medicine, and biotechnology. Learn more about the history, biology, areas of study, and methods of genetics.

    A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived review – popular science at its best June Book of the day The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee review – intriguing and entertaining. Genetic engineering, also called genetic modification or genetic manipulation, is the direct manipulation of an organism's genes using is a set of technologies used to change the genetic makeup of cells, including the transfer of genes within and across species boundaries to produce improved or novel DNA is obtained by either isolating and copying the genetic.

    Gregor Mendel, botanist, teacher, and Augustinian prelate, the first person to lay the mathematical foundation of the science of genetics, in what came to be called Mendelism. Books shelved as biology-genetics: The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins, The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee, A Crack in Creation: Gene.


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Explanations in history and the genetic sciences by W. B. Gallie Download PDF EPUB FB2

When I started thinking about the history of science in the late s, I wanted an anchor to understand the big picture of how science developed. ‘Science’ in fact covers a whole set of disciplines: scientific discoveries bleed into technological discoveries and, vice versa, technology allows us to discover things.

It's a history book - a narrative of the journey of our species through time. It's a shop manual, with an incredibly detailed blueprint for building every human cell. And it's a transformative textbook of medicine, with insights that will give health care providers immense new powers to treat, prevent and cure disease.".

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His account is one of the few authoritative, analytic works on the early history of genetics. This attractive reprint is accompanied by a website offering full-text versions of the key papers discussed in the book, including the world's first genetic by: This book discusses a variety of topics related to heredity and genetics, including chromosomes, genes, Mendelism, mitosis, and meiosis.

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heart disease, cancer, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. History of developmental advances in field of genetics. The contributions of various scientists with in development and improvement are as follow: Year Mendel proposed his work on inheritance of traits (by example of pea plant) as a paper in Brunn Society of Natural History.

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On one hand, heredity is the biological process of transferring genetic information and physical traits from parents to their offspring. The term heredity, which comes from the Latin word hereditatem which means “condition of being an heir“, was first used in the ’ gene is known to be the basic unit of heredity.

Genetics is the study of genes, heredity, and variation in living is generally considered a field of biology, but it intersects frequently with many of the life sciences and is strongly linked with the study of information systems. Genetics is a branch of biology concerned with the study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in organisms.

Though heredity had been observed for millennia, Gregor Mendel, a scientist and Augustinian friar working in the 19th century, was the first to study genetics scientifically. Mendel studied "trait inheritance", patterns in the way traits are handed down from parents to offspring. Genetic variations result from changes, or mutations, in the nucleotide sequence of DNA, the molecule that genes are made from.

Such changes in DNA now can be detected and described with great precision. Genetic mutations arise by chance. They may or may not equip the organism with better means for surviving in its environment. Mutation, an alteration in the genetic material (the genome) of a cell of a living organism or of a virus that is more or less permanent and that can be transmitted to the cell’s or the virus’s descendants.

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They are composed of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), except in some viruses, which have genes consisting of a closely .The Economist's review says The Beginning of Infinity is "equally bold" as Deutsch's previous book The Fabric of Reality, and "its conclusions are just as profound.

Mr Deutsch argues that decent explanations inform moral philosophy, political philosophy and even aesthetics. He is provocative and persuasive."Author: David Deutsch.Genetics in Science Fiction "Doctor, there are some things man was never meant to tamper with" or positive, or neutral results of human working with genes, gene splicing, or accidental mutations, etcetera.