The Concept of the Gene in Development and Evolution
Historical and Epistemological Perspectives
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Concept of the Gene in Development and Evolution by Peter J. Beurton
Book DescriptionAdvances in molecular biological research in the latter half of the twentieth century have made the story of the gene vastly complicated: the more we learn about genes, the less sure we are of what a gene really is. Knowledge about the structure and functioning of genes abounds, but the gene has also become curiously intangible. This collection of essays renews the question: what are genes? Philosophers, historians and working scientists re-evaluate the question in this volume, treating the gene as a focal point of interdisciplinary and international research. It will be of interest to professionals and students in the philosophy and history of science, genetics and molecular biology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521771870
(228mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-May-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter J. Beurton
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This interdisciplinary collection of essays questions: what are genes?
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