6 Women Who Impacted Genetics

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6 Women Who Impacted Genetics

    1. Nettie Stevens (1861-1912, American) discovered that a fetus’s sex is determined by chromosomes contributed by the parents during conception. Previously it was believed that the environmental factors during conception determined sex.       2. Charlotte Auerbach (1899-1994, German) has been called the “mother of mutagenesis” due to her discovery of genetic…

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