Heredity and heritability

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Humanities
Department Philosophy
Creator Downes, Stephen M.
Title Heredity and heritability
Date 2004-07-15
Description Philosophical discussions of heredity have focused on the sustainability of heritability analyses and more recently on the units of heredity. Here I introduce the concept of heritability and the problems associated with it. Next the units of heredity discussion is introduced. Here I consider alternatives to the view that DNA is the most important hereditary material. The information view of heredity is introduced and discussed and finally, several alternative or supplementary views of heredity are introduced.
Type Text
Publisher The Metaphysics Research Lab, Stanford University
Subject DNA; Heredity; Heritability
Subject LCSH DNA; Heredity
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Downes, S.M. (2004). Heredity and Heritability. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy;, Fall 2004, 13p. Retrieved on July 12, 2006 from
Rights Management (c) Stephen Downes
Format Medium application/pdf
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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