Journals Higher Education

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Published: 01 April 2017 (Estimated)

368 Pages | c. 25 illustrations

234x156mm

ISBN: 9780199239214


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Breeding

The human history of heredity, race, and sex

John Waller

  • Presents a historical backdrop to current debates about heredity, sex, and race
  • Explores the importance and value of the scientific developments which have led to the modern age of the human genome and genetic engineering
  • Considers deeply rooted ideas of the past - reliance on physical resemblance in deciding paternity; the ideology of royal blood; ideas concerning criminality and moral weakness
  • Considers a wide variety of work from Pare, Linnaeus, and Kat to Mendel, Darwin, Galton, and Crick and Watson
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