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Science  17 Oct 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5644, pp. 394-395
DOI: 10.1126/science.1091169

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George Beadle An Uncommon Farmer The Emergence of Genetics in the 20th Century. by Paul Berg and Maxine Singer. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 2003. 393 pp. $35, £25. ISBN 0-87969-688-5.

Drawing on the family records, university archives at CalTech and Chicago, and interviews with a large number of their subject's colleagues and associates, Berg & Singer explore Beadle's roles in the early development of molecular genetics as well as in public policy and university administration.

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