Science and politics

@article{Liu2009ScienceAP,
  title={Science and politics},
  author={Yongsheng Liu and Baoyin Li and Q. Wang},
  journal={EMBO reports},
  year={2009},
  volume={10}
}
  • Yongsheng Liu, Baoyin Li, Q. Wang
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • EMBO reports
  • In his 1977 obituary of Trofim Lysenko (1898–1976), the British biologist Cyril Darlington (1903–1981) commented that Lysenko was “obviously ill‐educated, quite shallow, very cunning and a little deranged” (Darlington, 1977). Lysenko's rejection of Mendelian genetics in favour of Lamarckism, his embrace of the hybridization theories of Russian horticulturist Ivan Michurin (1855–1935), and his claims that plants can be heritably altered by graft hybridization or environmental conditions… CONTINUE READING
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