The origins of the neutral theory of molecular evolution

  title={The origins of the neutral theory of molecular evolution},
  author={Michael R. Dietrich},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  • M. Dietrich
  • Published 1994
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the History of Biology
Molecular biology has had a profound impact on the nature of the biological sciences in the twentieth century. Molecular techniques are found now in virtually every area of biology. To reduce the impact of molecular biology to the dissemination of its technologies, however, is to sell it short: it has also dramatically altered researchers' attitudes toward the question which problems or problem areas are of fundamental importance. This shift in attitude is nowhere more evident than in hybrid… Expand
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