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.
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Nasmyth, K. The magic and meaning of Mendel’s miracle. Nat Rev Genet 23, 447–452 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41576-022-00497-2
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