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Comfort, Nathaniel C.

Overview
Works: 15 works in 57 publications in 2 languages and 4,529 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QH429.2.M38, 576.5092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nathaniel C Comfort
The tangled field : Barbara McClintock's search for the patterns of genetic control by Nathaniel C Comfort( )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1946 Barbara McClintock studies "controlling elements" (mobile genetic elements) as she observes chromosomal behavior with microscopes, but due to her own unorthodox nature and scientific bias, she doesn't win the Nobel Prize for this work until 1983
The science of human perfection : how genes became the heart of American medicine by Nathaniel C Comfort( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Keeping his focus on America, Nathaniel Comfort introduces the community of scientists, physicians, and public health workers who have contributed to the development of medical genetics from the nineteenth century to today. He argues that medical genetics is closely related to eugenics, and indeed that the two cannot be fully understood separately. He also carefully examines how the desire to relieve suffering and to improve ourselves genetically, though noble, may be subverted. History makes clear that as patients and consumers we must take ownership of genetic medicine, using it intelligently, knowledgeably, and skeptically"--Provided by publisher
The panda's black box : opening up the intelligent design controversy by Scott Gilbert( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Panda's Black Box challenges assumptions on each side of the debate and engages both the appeal and dangers of Intelligent Design. This collection will appeal to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of what's really at stake in the debate over evolution."--Jacket
Opening up the intelligent design controversy( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Panda's Black Box challenges assumptions on each side of the debate and engages both the appeal and dangers of Intelligent Design. This collection will appeal to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of what's really at stake in the debate over evolution."--Jacket
Breakage, fusion, bridge : the discovery and reception of Barbara McClintock's controlling elements by Nathaniel C Comfort( )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of human perfection : heredity and health in American biomedicine by Nathaniel C Comfort( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The real point is control" : the reception of Barbara McClintock's controlling elements by Nathaniel C Comfort( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Polyhybrid heterogeneous bastards" : Promoting medical genetics in America in the 1930s and 1940s by Nathaniel C Comfort( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From controlling elements to transposons: Barbara McClintock and the Nobel Prize by Nathaniel C Comfort( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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1 edition published in 2005 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dr. James D. Watson's Nobel medal and related papers 4 December 2014( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The real point is control" ; Seeing patterns by Nathaniel C Comfort( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Tangled Field by Nathaniel C Comfort( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oral history of human genetics collection( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Oral History of Human Genetics Collection was created 2001-2007 by an interdisciplinary team led by Professor Edward R.B. McCabe of the Department of Pediatrics in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Professor Nathaniel C. Comfort of the Institute of the History of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University, and Dr. Marcia L. Meldrum of the UCLA Department of History. Thirty-five interviews were conducted with pioneers and leaders in the field of human genetics as it developed between 1948 and 1990. Each oral author discusses his or her background and training, developing interest in human genetics, choice of research problems and/or methods, contributions to the field, opinions on ethical and social issues, and participation in professional organizations. The project was supported by research grants from the National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Science Foundation and by seed grants from the March of Dimes and the American Society of Human Genetics. By agreement with the oral authors, the interviews are in the public domain unless individually restricted
When your sources talk back : toward a multimodal approach to scientific biography by Nathaniel C Comfort( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The tangled field : Barbara McClintock's search for the patterns of genetic control
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Alternative Names
Comfort, Nathaniel

Comfort, Nathaniel 1962-

Nathaniel C. Comfort American historian

Nathaniel C. Comfort Amerikaans historicus

Nathaniel C. Comfort amerikansk professor och historiker

Nathaniel C. Comfort amerikansk professor og historikar

Nathaniel C. Comfort amerikansk professor og historiker

Nathaniel C. Comfort historiador estadounidense

Nathaniel C. Comfort historien américain

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Languages
English (55)

Korean (1)