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The Tennessee Battle Over Vaccine Lysenkoism

[This article was co-authored with John Drummond.] Trofim Lysenko believed that acquired traits were inherited, claimed that heredity can be changed by “educating” plants, and denied the existence of genes. Lysenko was supported and empowered by Stalin, and Soviet Communist Party elites. As noted wryly in a 1948 essay in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Professor T.D. […]

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