Russian Journal of Developmental Biology, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2002, pp. 59–60. Translated from Ontogenez, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2002, pp. 68–70. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2002 by Olovnikov. BOOK REVIEWS M.D. Golubovsky, Vek genetiki: evolyutsiya idei i ponyatii. Nauchno-istoricheskie ocherki (The Century of Genetics: Evolution of Ideas and Concepts. Scientific-Historical Essays), St. Petersburg: Borey Art, 2000, 262 p. The biology historian and acting geneticist, vidual genes, indicated to highly mutable genes and M.D. Golubovsky, wrote a book, which may be of unstable mutations. I would like however, to note that interest to researchers, their graduate students, and she never linked supermutability to insertions of mobile those students interested in both evolution and dynam- elements. The insertion nature of unstable mutations in ics of science development as a whole. These problems Drosophila populations was ﬁrst described in genetic are presented by the author on the example of the devel- experiments of M. Green and M.D. Golubovsky in the opment of genetics. middle of the 1970s, although few scientists accepted this, since mobile dispersed genes were described in In the scientiﬁc–historical part of the book, the role Drosophila by molecular biologists later, in 1978. In of conceptual discoveries in
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