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In a new paper published in the journal Cell, genetics professor Kelly Dawe solves a long-sought mystery: Modern genetics is based on the idea that genes are passed on to progeny in a predictable fashion, as first described by 19th-century Austrian botanist Gregor Mendel. He determined that genes exist in pairs, and each one of the two has an equal chance of being transmitted to the next generation. However, in rare exceptions, chromosomes…
  Looking back for the future By Jessica Luton             William Faulkner's famous lines from Requiem for a Nun, “The past is never dead. It's not even past,” supply an important reminder about how history stays with us—and how only in trying to understand it can we make sense of the present and prepare for the future. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of history is home…

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