Web Topic 3.2 The Origins of Developmental Genetics
Cellular Politics - Scott F. Gilbert Ernest Everett Just, Richard B. Goldschmidt, and the Attempt to Reconcile Embryology and Genetics
Induction and the Origins of Developmental Genetics - Scott F. Gilbert
The embryological framework of induction played a central role in the conceptual foundations of developmental genetics. This article concerns the transformation from embryonic induction to gene activation.
Movie of Dr. François Jacob Nobel Laureate François Jacob (born 1920) has been extremely influential in constructing the major model describing differential gene transcription. In this fragment of an interview taped in 1996, Dr. Jacob mentions that although the data for this model came from experiments on unicellular bacteria, it was always intended as a model for the development of multicellular organisms.