Where the Truth Lies: Franz Moewus and the Origins of Molecular Biology

Where the Truth Lies: Franz Moewus and the Origins of Molecular Biology

by Jan Sapp
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521365503

ISBN-13: 9780521365505

Pub. Date: 07/27/1990

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A study of the molecular biologist's meteoric rise among the greatest scientists of the twentieth-century to his denunciation as the perpetrator of one of the most ambitious cases of fraud in the history of science.  See more details below

Overview

A study of the molecular biologist's meteoric rise among the greatest scientists of the twentieth-century to his denunciation as the perpetrator of one of the most ambitious cases of fraud in the history of science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521365505
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/27/1990
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

1. Is science fiction?; 2. Founding father fables: myth making in the history of genetics; 3. Sex and the simple organism: the 'real' origin of molecular genetics?; 4. Too good to be true and too true to be dismissed; 5. Mendel revisited: are all genetic reports faked?; 6. War crimes: gossip about Moewus and the failure of replication; 7. Fostering a new generation of geneticists; 8. Raising the stakes: a Nobel Prize for Moewus?; 9. Big biology and the politics of the Rockefeller Foundation; 10. Great expectations: Moewus abroad; 11. The Woods Hole trials.

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