With stories of genetic mapping, cloning, and other scientific breakthroughs all over the news, science journalist Robin Henig takes a look back at the life of Gregor Mendel, the 19th century Moravian monk regard by many as the father of genetics. Her new book explains why Mendel’s work was ignored in his lifetime, and why it has been so important to the generations of scientists who have followed him.

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  • Robin Marantz Henig writer for the New York Times Magazine

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