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“night science”: a stumbling, wandering exploration
of the natural world that relies on intuition as much as it does on the cold, orderly logic of

“day science.” In today’s vastly expanded scientific enterprise, obsessed with impact factors

and competition, we will need much more night science to unveil the many mysteries

that remain about the workings of organisms.


Francois Jacob, Science 332: 767

Suggested Reading

General
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Thomas S. Kuhn

Background on Molecular Genetics

The Eighth Day of Creation
Horace Freeland Judson
complete background on molecular biology

The Molecular Vision of Life
Lily E Kay

The Neurospora Compendium
David D Perkins, Alan Radford, Matthew S Sachs

Genetics 184: 9 Personal Reflections on the Origins and Emergence of
Recombinant DNA Technology

Real DIY Science in the Past

Genetics 184: 3 2010: A Century of Drosophila Genetics Through the Prism of
the white Gene

Tuxedo Park
Jennant Conant

The Curious Life of Robert Hooke: The Man Who Measured London
Lisa Jardine

Life of Discovery: Michael Faraday, Giant of the Scientific Revolution
James Hamilton


History of Genetics


George Beadle An Uncommon Farmer
Paul Berg and Maxine Singer

A History of Genetics
A.H. Sturtevant

Lords of the Fly
Robert E Kohler

The Mold in Dr Florey's Coat
Eric Lax

Opinions

Challenging Nature
Lee M Silver

Eco-Freaks
John Berlau

FA Hayek
The Road to Serfdom