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Elof Axel Carlson. Mendel's Legacy: The Origin of Classical Genetics. CSHL Press. 2004. 332pp.

Errol C. Friedberg. Correcting the Blueprint of Life: An Historical Account of the Discovery of DNA Repair Mechanisms. CSHL Press. 1997. 210pp.

Henry Harris. The Cells of the Body: A History of Somatic Cell Genetics. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. 1995. 263pp.

Jonathan Harwood. Styles of Scientific Thought: The German Genetics Community, 1900-1933. University of Chicago Press. 1993. 423pp.

Lily E. Kay. Who Wrote the Book of Life? A History of the Genetic Code. Stanford University Press. 2000. 441pp.

Evelyn Fox Keller. The Century of the Gene. Harvard University Press. 2002. 192pp.

Robert Cecil Olby. The Path to the Double Helix: The Discovery of DNA. Courier Dover Publications. 1994. 522pp.

Jan Sapp. Beyond the Gene: Cytoplasmic Inheritance and the Struggle for Authority in Genetics. Oxford University Press. 1987. 266pp.

Alfred Henry Sturtevant. A History of Genetics. CSHL Press. 2001. 174pp.

William C. Summers (editor). Reconceiving the Gene: Seymour Benzer's Adventures in Phage Genetics. Yale University Press. 2006. 334pp.

Phillip Thurtle. The Emergence of Genetic Rationality: Space, Time, and Information in American Biological Science, 1870-1920. University of Washington Press. 2008. 381pp.

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