Lysenko's Ghost

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Harvard University Press, Apr 11, 2016 - Science - 221 pages
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Lysenko became one of the most notorious figures in twentieth-century science after his genetic theories were discredited decades ago. Yet some scientists now claim that discoveries in epigenetics prove that he was right after all. Loren Graham reopens the case, to determine whether new developments in molecular biology validate Lysenko’s claims.
 

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Contents

Introduction
The Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics
Paul Kammerer Enfant Terrible of Biology
Lysenko Up Close
Lysenkos Biological Views
Epigenetics
The Recent Rebirth of Lysenkoism in Russia
Surprising Effects of the New Lysenkoism
AntiLysenko Russian Supporters of the Inheritance of Acquired
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