Иванов-Петров Александр (ivanov_petrov) wrote,
Иванов-Петров Александр
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Ген не является физическим объектом

For biological research, the 20th century has arguably been the century of the gene. Te central importance of the gene as a unity of inheritance and function has been crucial to our present understanding of many biological phenomena. Nonetheless, we may well have come to the point where the use of the term “gene” is of limited value and might in fact be a hindrance to our understanding of the genome. Although this may sound heretical, especially coming from a card-carrying geneticist, it reflects the fact that, unlike chromosomes, genes are not physical objects but are merely concepts that have acquired a great deal of historic baggage over the past decades. (Gelbart, 1998)
William Gelbart

http://virus.chem.ucla.edu/gelbart
http://www.cnsi.ucla.edu/institution/personnel?personnel_id=45350
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