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Acquired Traits: Memoirs Of A Geneticist From The Soviet Union
By Raissa L. Berg
Viking, 1988, 483 pp.
This autobiography has a double appeal. It holds the reader's interest as a personal memoir of the life of a woman of independent mind and spirited temper as she made her career in the Soviet scientific establishment during the reigns of Stalin, Khrushchev and Brezhnev; and it throws light on the epic struggles over Trofim Lysenko and his discredited theories of inherited acquired traits.
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