Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-4-2003

Publication Title

Nature Reviews Genetics

Abstract

Richard Goldschmidt is remembered today as one of the most controversial biologists of the twentieth century. Although his work on sex determination and physiological genetics earned him accolades from his peers, his rejection of the classical gene and his unpopular theories about evolution significantly damaged his scientific reputation. This article reviews Goldschmidt's life and work, with an emphasis on his controversial views.

DOI

10.1038/nrg979

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