During the past several years there have been developments that have profoundly changed current thinking about the structure, reproduction, mutation and function of genes. It is the author’s purpose to summarize some of these without systematically reviewing all recent literature. Accordingly, many important contributions to the subject are not referred to. Readers interested in additional examples and further details will have no difficulty in finding the desired references in the papers cited below.


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  • G. W. Beadle
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