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July 2022 will see the bicentenary of the birth of Gregor Mendel, often hailed as the 'father of modern genetics'. To mark the occasion, I retrace Mendel's origins, revisit his famous study 'Experiments in plant hybridization', and reflect on the revolutionary implications of his work and scientific legacy that continues to shape modern biomedicine to this day.

Original publication

DOI

10.1038/s41576-022-00497-2

Type

Journal article

Journal

Nat Rev Genet

Publication Date

20/05/2022