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Title Exploring human heredity
Subject Heredity, Human; Medical genetics; Adaptation (Biology)
Description Twentieth Annual Frederick William Reynolds Lecture.
Creator Stephens, Fayette Ellsworth, 1890-
Publisher Extension Division, University of Utah
Date 1956-01-16
Date Digital 2008-05-29
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Resource Identifier,362
Source LD5526 .U8 n.s. v.47 no.11
Language eng
Relation Digital reproduction of "Exploring human heredity" J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections
Rights Digital Image Copyright University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Seungkeol Choe; Ken Rockwell
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Date Created 2008-07-29
Date Modified 2008-07-31
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Description 10 TWENTIETH ANNUAL REYNOLDS LECTURE Utah is especially well suited for research in human genetics. Mormon families are large on the average, and many of them trace back to polygamous origins. This situation insures large numbers in the kindreds and supplies the nearest thing that we have with which to test crosses in human beings. Moreover, the L.D.S. Church maintains one of the best collections of genealogical records to be found anywhere in the world. The use of these records saves much time for the investigator and greatly increases the accuracy of his genealogical data. Because of these favorable conditions found in Utah, the Board of Regents of the University of Utah established the Laboratory of Human Genetics at the University in 1944, one of the first laboratories of its kind in the United States. Its functions were to promote research in human genetics and to provide for counseling in this field. At present the laboratory has records on over two hundred and fifty kindreds in its files. The research work done at the laboratory has been financed largely by research grants from the U.S. Public Health Service and from the Atomic Energy Commission, and has been done in cooperation with the University of Utah College of Medicine. Heredity and Biological Man Practically every organ and system of the human body is subject to hereditary anomalies. Some of these are minute and very specific, while others are general and their expression is more variable. Some traits we know to be hereditary, but we are unable to determine the pattern of inheritance. We can determine the pattern of inheritance of others, but are unable to say how the genes in question do their work. In a few cases we know the pattern of inheritance, and how, at least in part, the gene does its job. There are many genes operating in the human body about which we know nothing. Not until a gene mutates can we study its inheritance. If all human beings had brown eyes, it would be impossible for the geneticist to study the inheritance of this trait, but if a mutation occurs and blue eyes are produced, we have two contrasting characteristics, and an investigation of the inheritance of eye color can be made. There may be but one gene difference between a parent and child which produces a certain trait or variation, but the normal condition may be due to the action of many genes which are common to both
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Source Original Manuscript:Exploring human heredity by Fayette E. Stephens.
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Date Created 2008-07-29
Date Modified 2008-07-29
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