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Paul Kammerer's Experiments on Sea-squirts in the Early Twentieth Century

By: Federica Turriziani Colonna | Published: Apr 13, 2015

In the early twentieth century, Paul Kammerer, a zoologist working at the Vivarium in Vienna, Austria, experimented on sea-squirts (Ciona…

Sea SquirtsCiona intestinalisKammerer, Paul, 1880-1926Laboratory animals--Breeding--ExperimentsAdaptation

American Eugenics Society (1926-1972)

By: Rachel Gur-Arie | Published: Nov 22, 2014

The American Eugenics Society (AES) was established in the US by Madison Grant, Harry H. Laughlin, Henry Crampton, Irving Fisher, and Henry F.…

OrganizationsEugenicsHeredity, HumanHeredityInvoluntary Sterilization

Paul Kammerer's Experiments on the Midwife Toad (1905-1910)

By: Federica Turriziani Colonna | Published: Dec 30, 2014

In the first decade of the twentieth century, Paul Kammerer, a zoologist working at the Vivarium in Vienna, Austria, conducted research on…

Kammerer, Paul, 1880-1926Midwife toadsKammerer, Paul, 1880-1926. Streitfrage der Vererbung erworbener Eigenschaften. EnglishInheritance of acquired charactersAdaptation

Francois Jacob (1920-2013)

By: Valerie Racine | Published: Sep 29, 2014

Francois Jacob studied in bacteria and bacteriophages at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France, in the second half of the twentieth century. In…

BacteriaOperonsLac OperonGenetic regulationEscherichia coli--Genetics

Edwin Grant Conklin (1863-1952)

By: D. Brian Scheurmann | Published: Jan 22, 2009

Edwin Grant Conklin was born in Waldo, Ohio, on 24 November 1863 to parents Nancy Maria Hull and Dr. Abram V. Conklin. Conklin's family was very…

PeopleCell LineageBiography

The Discovery of The Dikika Baby Fossil as Evidence for Australopithecine Growth and Development

By: Madison Paige | Published: Feb 02, 2015

When scientists discovered a 3.3 million-year-old skeleton of a child of the human lineage (hominin) in 2000, in the village of Hadar, Ethiopia, they…

Human remains (Archaeology)Prehistoric peoplesAntiquities, PrehistoricArcheologyAnthropology, Physical

Making Visible Embryos (2008- ), by Tatjana Buklijaz and Nick Hopwood

By: Karen Wellner | Published: Jun 25, 2010

Making Visible Embryos is a 2008 online exhibition of embryos authored and designed by Tatjana Buklijaz and Nick Hopwood who work in the Department…


The International Eugenics Congresses (1912–1932)

By: Aliya R. Hoff | Published: Jul 29, 2021

The International Eugenics Congresses consisted of three scientific meetings held in London, England, in 1912 and at the American Museum of Natural…

OrganizationEugenics--United States--HistoryEugenicsNazisNegative Eugenics

Georges Cuvier (1769-1832)

By: Valerie Racine | Published: Jul 10, 2013

Georges Cuvier, baptized Georges Jean-Leopold Nicolas-Frederic Cuvier, was a professor of anatomy at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris…

AnatomyAnatomy, ComparativeNatural historyExtinction (Biology)Zoology

Roy John Britten (1919-2012)

By: Abhinav Mishra | Published: Oct 24, 2014

Roy John Britten studied DNA sequences in the US in the second half of the twentieth century, and he helped discover repetitive elements in DNA…

DNAGenomesCalifornia Institute of TechnologyGenetic regulationMice

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