Wednesday, March 01, 2006

 

[evomech] Conrad Hal Waddington: the last Renaissance biologist? (Nature)

[Slack, Nature, Nov '02]

Perspective (Timeline):

Conrad Hal Waddington was a leading embryologist and geneticist from the 1930s to the 1950s. He is remembered mainly for his concepts of the 'epigenetic landscape' and 'genetic assimilation'. This article reviews his life and work, and enquires to what extent his ideas are relevant tools for understanding the biological problems of today.

Full text at:

http://wwworm.biology.uh.edu/evodevo/lecture3/slack02.pdf

John Latter
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