Avery's "Neurotic Reluctance"

@article{Diamond1982AverysR,
  title={Avery's "Neurotic Reluctance"},
  author={Arthur M. Diamond},
  journal={Perspectives in Biology and Medicine},
  year={1982},
  volume={26},
  pages={137 - 150}
}
  • A. Diamond
  • Published 1982
  • Medicine
  • Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
In this short article, Diamond took exception to the claims of Stephen Toulmin and others that Avery was too cautious in identifying deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) with genes. 
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