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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-8

Recollections of J.B.S. Haldane, with special reference to Human Genetics in India

Foundation for Genetic Research and Visiting Professor, University of Paris, Houston, TX, USA

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Krishna R Dronamraju
Foundation for Genetic Research and Visiting Professor, University of Paris, P.O. Box 27701-0, Houston, TX 77227
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Source of Support: The Rockefeller Foundation Archives, New York; The Wellcome Trust, London; The Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0971-6866.96634

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This paper is a brief account of the scientific work of J.B.S. Haldane (1892-1964), with special reference to early research in Human Genetics. Brief descriptions of Haldane's background, his important contributions to the foundations of human genetics, his move to India from Great Britain and the research carried out in Human Genetics in India under his direction are outlined. Population genetic research on Y-linkage in man, inbreeding, color blindness and other aspects are described.

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