Item #140946041 The Dynamic Genome: Barbara McClintock's Ideas in the Century of Genetics. Barbara McClintock, Nina Fedoroff, David Botstein.
The Dynamic Genome: Barbara McClintock's Ideas in the Century of Genetics
The Dynamic Genome: Barbara McClintock's Ideas in the Century of Genetics
The Dynamic Genome: Barbara McClintock's Ideas in the Century of Genetics
The Dynamic Genome: Barbara McClintock's Ideas in the Century of Genetics
The Dynamic Genome: Barbara McClintock's Ideas in the Century of Genetics
The Dynamic Genome: Barbara McClintock's Ideas in the Century of Genetics
The Dynamic Genome: Barbara McClintock's Ideas in the Century of Genetics
The Dynamic Genome: Barbara McClintock's Ideas in the Century of Genetics
The Dynamic Genome: Barbara McClintock's Ideas in the Century of Genetics
The Dynamic Genome: Barbara McClintock's Ideas in the Century of Genetics

The Dynamic Genome: Barbara McClintock's Ideas in the Century of Genetics

New York: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 1992.

First edition. Signed by Barbara McClintock on the front free endpaper, inscribed"May Michael Ashburner have all the success he deserves. Barbara McClintock." Also with the ownership inscription of her friend and colleague, "Michael Ashburner, Cold Spring Harbor, 26/6/92," to the same. Bound in publisher's green cloth, lettered and ruled in gilt. Fine with light rubbing to spine ends in an unclipped dust jacket with subtle sunning to spine and minor creasing to top edge, else Fine.

McClintock's major articles bound together, which offers new perspectives on her work by contemporary scientists. McClintock (1902-1992), the winner of the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her discovery of genetic transposition, spent the majority of her career at the famous Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where she worked on cytogenetics and transposable elements. Her research was far ahead of its time; she discovered that genes could "jump" by studying generational mutations in maize, which directly contradicted the prevailing orthodoxy. The pushback she endured caused her to stop publishing and lecturing for the rest of her career. These essays, written in honor of her 90th birthday, "give a remarkable account of the scientific legacy of one of the century's greatest geneticists" as the jacket attests.

An important association from McClintock to Ashburner (1942-2003) Emeritus Professor of Biology at the University of Cambridge, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and co-founder of the European Bioinformatics Institute. McClintock died a few months after this copy was signed. Item #140946041

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