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Evelyn Fox Keller
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"With this work, which had been referred to as 'one of the truly great experiments of modern biology,' the chromosomal basis of genetics was finally, and incontrovertibly, secured." (4)

"I don't like publicity at all. All I want to do is retire to a quiet place in the laboratory." (13)

"Barbs was simply Barbs." (24)

"Whatever the consequences, I had to go in that direction." (28)

"He understood what I was trying to do when the others did not." (47)

"I don't know why, but I was sure it had the key." (68)

"Everything she did would turn into something big!" (80)

"It was her conviction that the closer her focus, the greater her attention to individual detail, to the unique characteristics of a single plant, of a single kernel, of a single chromosome, the more she could learn about the general principles by which the maize plant as a whole was organized, the better...

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