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Chance Untamed and the Return of Fate

Margaret Lock

in The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149783
eISBN:
9781400848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149783.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter demonstrates a reader-friendly discussion about the shift in orientation by molecular biologists away from genes per se, into the wider fields of genomics and epigenetics—that is, to the ... More


The Relative Significance of Epigenetic Inheritance in Evolution: Some Philosophical Considerations

James Griesemer

in Transformations of Lamarckism: From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015141
eISBN:
9780262295642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.003.0031
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the significance of epigenetic inheritance in evolutionary biology. It focuses on the differing theoretical goals and commitments of mechanistic molecular biologists and ... More


Managing Evolution: Plant Breeding and Biotechnology

David A. Cleveland

in Balancing on a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277410
eISBN:
9780520957084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277410.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Farmers (beginning in the Neolithic), amateur and professional plant breeders in the last several centuries, and now molecular biologists have greatly increased our ability to genetically manipulate ... More


“Finally, My Precious, I Have to Be Brilliant and Make Antibodies”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter discusses fifty-year-old Niels Jerne's arrival in the United States to begin a new and unknown life. He was going to a country whose science he admired, though he scorned America in many ... More


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