Genes, Development, and Cancer

The Life and Work of Edward B. Lewis

  • Howard D. Lipshitz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlvi
  2. Genes

  3. Genes and Development

  4. Molecules and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 298-310
    2. Welcome Bender, Michael Akam, François Karch, Philip A. Beachy, Mark Peifer, Pierre Spierer et al.
      Pages 311-326
    3. François Karch, Barbara Weiffenbach, Mark Peifer, Welcome Bender, Ian Duncan, Susan Celniker et al.
      Pages 327-357
    4. Edward B. Lewis, John D. Knafels, David R. Mathog, Susan E. Celniker
      Pages 393-402
    5. Gretchen Von Allmen, Iiham Hogga, Anne Spierer, François Karch, Welcome Bender, Henrik Gyurkovics et al.
      Pages 403-405
    6. Edward B. Lewis, Barret D. Pfeiffer, David R. Mathog, Susan E. Celniker
      Pages 407-411
  5. Radiation and Cancer

  6. Historical perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 503-503
    2. Edward B. Lewis
      Pages 505-510
    3. E. B. Lewis
      Pages 511-516
    4. Edward B. Lewis
      Pages 539-563
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 565-597

About this book


Edward B. Lewis' science is the bridge linking experimental genetics as conducted in the first half of the twentieth century, and the powerful molecular genetic approaches that revolutionized the field in its last quarter. His Nobel Prize winning studies founded the field of developmental genetics and laid the groundwork for our current understanding of the universal, evolutionarily conserved strategies controlling animal development. A lesser-known aspect of Lewis' canon is the pioneering studies he carried out on ionizing radiation and human cancer. In doing so, he was propelled into a public storm over nuclear weapons testing policy. For the first time Lewis' key publications in the fields of genetics, developmental biology, radiation and cancer are compiled within one volume.

The Second Edition has been expanded with new material and the commentaries have been updated.


Allele Chromosom DNA biology cancer cancer research chromosome development developmental biology evolution genes genetics leukemia mutant recombination

Editors and affiliations

  • Howard D. Lipshitz
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medical Genetics and Microbiology Graduate Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics Canada Research Chair in Developmental BiologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Program in Developmental and Stem Cell BiologyHospital for Sick Children Research InstituteTorontoCanada

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