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Gene : From Genetics to Postgenomics - by Hans-ju00f6rg Rheinberger & Staffan Muller-wille (Paperback)

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Few concepts played a more important role in twentieth-century life sciences than that of the gene. Yet at this moment, the field of genetics is undergoing radical conceptual transformation, and some scientists are questioning the very usefulness of the concept of the gene, arguing instead for more systemic perspectives.
 
The time could not be better, therefore, for Hans-Jörg Rheinberger and Staffan Müller-Wille's magisterial history of the concept of the gene. Though the gene has long been the central organizing theme of biology, both conceptually and as an object of study, Rheinberger and Müller-Wille conclude that we have never even had a universally accepted, stable definition of it. Rather, the concept has been in continual flux—a state that, they contend, is typical of historically important and productive scientific concepts. It is that very openness to change and manipulation, the authors argue, that made it so useful: its very mutability enabled it to be useful while the technologies and approaches used to study and theorize about it changed dramatically.
 
Number of Pages: 147
Genre: Science
Sub-Genre: Genetics, Research
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Hans-ju00f6rg Rheinberger & Staffan Muller-wille
Language: English
Street Date: January 24, 2018
TCIN: 53200315
UPC: 9780226510002
Item Number (DPCI): 248-56-4001
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