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Week 2 Notes - Genetics Other professor 10/10/2007 2:05:00...

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Genetics 10/10/2007 16:05:00 Other professor Why is genetics such a pervasive science in the 20 th  century? From institutional to natural inheritance Genetics: 100 years old o Pre-genetics “inheritance” Legal term Inheritance of property, etc. o Post-genetics Also a biological term Turning point: French Revolution  (1789) Abolition of hereditary privileges => notion of natural  inheritance Biology starts ~ 1800 Natural inheritance as a biological principle Medical o Saw predisposition to diseases based on heredity Races o Colonial context o Moving people o Castas system 17 th  century Classification system Based on decent     Ex: Cholos, negros, Indios, Mulatos
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Plants also… Inheritance as a biological principle Darwin o Variation of Species       (1859) o Caused heredity to become more important in biology o The Variations of Animals and Plants under Domestication
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HIST 3C taught by Professor Porter during the Spring '07 term at UCLA.

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Week 2 Notes - Genetics Other professor 10/10/2007 2:05:00...

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