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Innovation through Synthesis: the Methodology of Gregor Mendel

I wrote this essay for entry earlier this year for entry to the Galton Institute’s Mendel Essay Prize 2016, an essay competition open to British and Irish A-Level Students to write on Gregor Mendel and his legacy. 1,148 more words

Andreas Von Ettingshausen

But it was Mendel’s Dwarf that saw him come into his own as a writer. A dozen years on, his voice still lifts when he talks about it.

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Mendel’s Dwarf is an unusual piece. It’s a work of science fiction in the strict sense, but without any of the familiar traits of the genre.

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BookTalk event, 3 May 2016: Simon Mawer, Mendel’s Dwarf (1997)

The next BookTalk event will focus on Man Booker shortlisted author Simon Mawer’s controversial novel Mendel’s Dwarf.

The novel, published first in 1997 and reissued in a new edition in 2011, weaves together a reimagining of the life of Gregor Mendel, the father of genetic science, with contemporary geneticist Benedict Lambert, who is both a dwarf with achondroplasia and a distant relation of Mendel. 323 more words


Bases Bloated: The Genetics of Center Field

The center fielder is King of the Outfield. When he calls a ball, everyone backs off. Like Moses, or his alter ego Charlton Heston and most recently Christian Bale – come on Hollywood, get your shit together! 903 more words

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Gregor Mendel

Primii ani

Gregor Mendel s-a născut la Heizendorf (astăzi cartier din Vražné) Odrau (astăzi Odry, în Cehia), într-o familie vorbitoare de limbă … 608 more words


Science, Industry, and Francis Galton's Eugenic-Lie

The scientists did not want to only have a theory, they wanted to realize that theory in a practical model and test it out. Nineteenth-century had set up the mold for science to experiment – the goal could not happen without experimentation and observation. 564 more words

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