Richard Burian

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy & Science Studies

220 Major Williams
Email: rmburian@vt.edu
Office: (540) 231-6760


Some Publications since 1997, Bearing on Gene Concepts and the History of the Gene Concepts

 

Compiled by Richard Burian and Doris T. Zallen as a supplement to "Genes"

in P. Bowler and J. Pickstone, eds., Cambridge History of Science, vol. 6

Cambridge University Press, 2009

 

Suggestions for additions and corrections to this bibliography should be sent to rmburian@vt.edu.

 

'1900 Rediscovery of Mendel's laws', special issue Dec. 2000, Comptes rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris. Série III, Sciences de la Vie / Life Sciences, 323(12): 1033-1174. Includes contributions by V. Orel and R. Wood, R. Olby, C. Lenay, J. Harwood, P.R. Sloan, G.E. Allen, H.-J. Rheinberger, J. Gayon and R.M. Burian, N. Roll-Hansen, J.-P. Gaudillière, R.M. Burian, M.R. Dietrich, M. Morange, M. Veuille, J.-C. Kaplan and C. Junien.

Balakirev E.S. and Ayala, F.J., 2004, 'Pseudogenes: Are They 'Junk' or Functional DNA?' Annual Review of Genetics, 38: 123-151.

Barahona A., 2007, 'Science and Representation: the Case of Genetic Maps', History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 29: 145-160.

Bateson P., 2002, 'William Bateson: a biologist ahead of his time.' Journal of Genetics, 81(2): 49-58.

Beurton P.J., Falk, R. and Rheinberger, H.-J. (eds.), 2000, The Concept of the Gene in Development and Evolution: Historical and Epistemological Perspectives, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press. Includes contributions by T. Fogle, S. Schwartz, F. Gifford, J. Gayon, M.R. Dietrich, F.L. Holmes, E.F. Keller, S.F. Gilbert, M. Morange, H.-J. Rheinberger, J.R. Griesemer, P.J. Beurton, and R. Falk.

Bork P., Dandekar, T., Diaz-Lazcoz, Y., Eisenhaber, F., Huynen, M. and Yuan, Y., 1998, 'Predicting function: From genes to genomes and back', Journal of Molecular Biology, 283: 707-725.

Brosius J., 2005, 'Disparity, adaptation, exaptation, bookkeeping, and contingency at the genome level', Paleobiology, 31(2_Suppl): 1-16.

Burian R.M., 2000, 'On the internal dynamics of mendelian genetics', Comptes rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris. Série III, Sciences de la Vie / Life Sciences, 323(12): 1127-1137.

Burian R.M., 2004, 'Molecular epigenesis, molecular pleiotropy, and molecular gene definitions', History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 26: 61-81.

Burian R.M., 2005, 'Too many kinds of genes? Some problems posed by discontinuities in gene concepts and the continuity of the genetic material'. The Epistemology of Development, Genetics, and Evolution, New York: Cambridge University Press, Chapter 9: 166-178.

R. M. Burian and D. T. Zallen, 'Genes.' In P. Bowler and J. Pickstone, eds., The Cambridge History of Science, Vol. 6. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp. 432-450.

Carlson E.A., 2004, Mendel's Legacy: The Origin of Classical Genetics, Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.

Carroll S.B., Grenier, J.K. and Weatherbee, S.D., 2001, From DNA to Diversity: Molecular Genetics and the Evolution of Animal Design, Malden, MA: Blackwell Science.

Carroll S.B., 2005, 'Evolution at two levels: On genes and form', PLoS Biology, 3(7): e245 [pp. 1159-1166].

Comfort N.C., 2001, The Tangled Field: Barbara McClintock's Search for the Patterns of Genetic Control, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Condit C.M., 1999, The Meanings of the Gene: Public Debates About Human Heredity, Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press.

Deichmann U., 2004, 'Early responses to Avery et al.'s paper on DNA as hereditary material', Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences, 34: 2-7-232.

Dietrich M.R., 2000, 'From gene to genetic hierarchy: Richard Goldschmidt and the problem of the gene'. In Beurton P., Falk, R. and Rheinberger, H.-J. (eds.), The Concept of the Gene in Development and Evolution: Historical and Epistemological Perspectives, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 91-114.

Dietrich M.R., 2000, 'The problem of the gene', Comptes Rendus de l Académie des Sciences. Série III, Sciences de la Vie, 323(12): 1139-1146.

Dietrich M.R., 2003, 'Richard Goldschmidt: hopeful monsters and other 'heresies'', Nature Reviews Genetics, 4: 68-74.

Dillon N., 2003, 'Positions, please', Nature, 425(6957): 457-457.

Doebley J., 2001, 'George Beadle's other hypothesis: One-gene, one-trait', Genetics, 158(487-493).

Downes S.M., 2004, 'Alternative splicing, the gene concept, and evolution', History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences. 26: 91-104.

Dupré J., 2004, 'Understanding contemporary genomics', Perspectives on Science, 12(3): 320-338.El-Hani C.N., 2007, 'Between the cross and the sword: The crisis of the gene concept', Genetics and Molecular Biology, 30(2): 297-307.

'Editorial: Finding the right lenses', 2007, Nature Genetics, 39(S7): S1.

El-Hani C.N., 2007, 'Between the cross and the sword: The crisis of the gene concept', Genetics and Molecular Biology, 30(2): 297-307.

Falk R., 2000, 'The gene -- a concept in tension'. In Beurton P., Falk, R. and Rheinberger, H.-J. (eds.), The Concept of the Gene in Development and Evolution: Historical and Epistemological Perspectives, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 317-348.

Falk R., 2001, 'The rise and fall of dominance', Biology and Philosophy, 16(3): 285-323.

Falk R., 2001, 'Can the norm of reaction save the gene concept?' In Singh R., Krimbas, C., Paul, D.B. and Beatty, J. (eds.), Thinking About Evolution: Historical, Philosophical and Political Perspectives, New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 119-140.

Falk R., 2003, 'Linkage: From particulate to interactive genetics', Journal of the History of Biology, 36: 87-117.

Falk R., 2004, 'Long live the genome! So should the gene.' History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 26: 105-121.

Falk R., 2008 'Molecular Genetics: Increasing the Resolving Power of Genetic Analysis', History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 30(1): 43-52.

Fogle T., 2000, 'The dissolution of protein coding genes in molecular biology'. In Beurton P., Falk, R. and Rheinberger, H.-J. (eds.), The Concept of the Gene in Development and Evolution: Historical and Epistemological Perspectives, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 3-25.

Force A.G., Cresco, W.A. and Pickett, F.B., 2004, 'Informational accretion, gene duplication, and the mechanisms of genetic module parcellation'. In Schlosser G. and Wagner, G.P. (eds.), Modularity in Development and Evolution, Chicago: Chicago University Press, 315-337.

Force A., Cresko, W.A., Pickett, F.B., Proulx, S.R., Amemiya, C. and Lynch, M., 2005, 'The Origin of subfunctions and modular gene regulation', Genetics, 170(1): 433-446.

French V., 2001, 'Insect segmentation: Genes, stripes and segments in 'Hoppers'', Current Biology, 11: R910-R913.

Fruton J.S., 1999, Proteins, Enzymes, Genes: The Interplay of Chemistry and Biology, New Haven and London: Yale University Press.

Gannett L., 1999, ''What's in a cause?' The pragmatic dimensions of genetic explanation', Biology and Philosophy, 14: 349-374.

Gaudillière J.-P., 2000, 'Mendelism and medicine: controlling human inheritance in local contexts, 1920-1960', Comptes Rendus de l Académie des Sciences. Série III, Sciences de la Vie, 323(12): 1117-1125.

Gaudillière J.-P. and Rheinberger, H.-J. (eds.), 2004, From Molecular Genetics to Genomics: The Mapping Cultures of Twentieth-Century Genetics, London: New York: Routledge.

Gayon J. and Burian, R.M., 1999, 'The French school of genetics: From physiological and population genetics to regulatory molecular genetics', Annual Review of Genetics, 33: 313-349.

Gayon J. and Burian, R.M., 2004, 'National Traditions and the emergence of genetics: the French example', Nature Reviews: Genetics, 5: 150-156.

Gayon J. and Zallen, D., 1998, 'The Role of the Vilmorin Company in the Promotion and Diffusion of the Experimental Science of Heredity in France, 1840-1920', Journal of the History of Biology, 31: 241-262.

Gehring W.J., 1998, Master Control Genes in Development and Evolution: The Homeobox Story, New Haven: Yale University Press.

'Genes, genomes, and genetic elements', History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 26 (1). Includes articles by K. Stotz and P. Griffiths, C.K. Waters, R.M. Burian, K.F. Schaffner, S.M. Downes, R. Falk, and L. Moss.

'Genomes and evolution', 2000, Current Opinion in Genetics and Development, 10 (6): 581-674.

Gerstein M.B., Can, B., Rozowsky, J.S., Zheng, D., Du, J., Korbel, J.O., Emanuelsson, O., Zhang, Z.D., Weissman, S. and Snyder, M., 2007, 'What is a gene, post-ENCODE? History and updated definition', Genomics Research, 17(6): 669-681.

Gilbert S.F., 2000, 'Genes classical and developmental: The different use of genes in evolutionary synthesis'. In Beurton P., Falk, R. and Rheinberger, H.-J. (eds.), The Concept of the Gene in Development and Evolution: Historical and Epistemological Perspectives, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 178-215.

Gilbert S.F., 2002, 'The genome in its ecological context: Philosophical perspectives on interspecies epigenesis'. In Van Speybroeck L., Van de Vijver, G. and de Waele, D. (eds.), From Epigenesis to Epigenetics: The Genome in Context, New York: New York Academy of Sciences, 202-218.

Gilbert S.F., 2002, 'The genome in its ecological context: Philosophical perspectives on interspecies epigenesis'. In Van Speybroeck L., Van de Vijver, G. and Waele, D.d. (eds.), From Epigenesis to Epigenetics: The Genome in Context, New York: New York Academy of Sciences, 202-218.

Gilbert S.F., 2004, 'Gene expression maps: The cartography of transcription'. In Gaudillière J.-P. and Rheinberger, H.-J. (eds.), From Molecular Genetics to Genomics: The Mapping Cultures of Twentieth-Century Genetics, London, New York: Routledge, 79-94.

Gilbert S.F. and Sarkar, S., 2000, 'Embracing complexity: organicism for the 21st century', Developmental Dynamics, 219(1): 1-9.

Griesemer J.R., 2000, 'Reproduction and the reduction of genetics to development'. In Beurton P., Falk, R. and Rheinberger, H.-J. (eds.), The Concept of the Gene in Development and Evolution: Historical and Epistemological Perspectives, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 240-285.

Griesemer J.R., 2000, 'Development, culture, and the units of inheritance', Philosophy of Science, 67 (Suppl.): 348-368.

Griesemer J.R., 2002, 'What is "epi" about epigenetics?' In Van Speybroeck L., Van de Vijver, G. and Waele, D.d. (eds.), From Epigenesis to Epigenetics: The Genome in Context, New York: New York Academy of Sciences, 97-110.

Griesemer J.R., 2005, 'The informational gene and the substantial body: On the generalization of evolutionary theory by abstraction'. In Jones M.R. and Cartwright, N. (eds.), Idealization XII: Correcting the Model. Idealization and Abstraction in the Sciences, Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 59-115.

Griffiths P.E., 2002, 'Lost: One Gene Concept, Reward to Finder', Biology and Philosophy, 17: 271-283.

Griffiths P.E. and Neumann-Held, E.M., 1999, 'The many faces of the gene', Bioscience, 49: 656-662.

Griffiths P.E. and Stotz, K.C., 2006, 'Genes in the postgenomic era', Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 27: 499-521.

Griffiths P.E. and Stotz, K.C., 2007, 'Gene'. In Hull D.L. and Ruse, M. (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to the Philosophy of Biology, Cambrdge, New York et al.: Cambridge University Press, 85-102.

Hall B.K., 2001, 'The gene is not dead, merely orphaned and seeking a home', Evolution and Development, 3: 225-228.

Holmes F.L., 2006, Reconceiving the Gene: Seymour Benzer's Adventures in Phage Genetics, New Haven and London: Yale University Press.

International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium, 2001, 'Initial sequencing and analysis of the human genome', Nature, 409: 860-921 (plus associated articles in the same issue).

Jablonka E. and Lamb, M.J., 1998, 'Epigenetic inheritance in evolution', Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 11: 159-183.

Jablonka E. and Lamb, M.J., 2005, Evolution in Four Dimensions: Genetic, Epigenetic, Behavioral, and Symbolic Variation in the History of Life, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Jablonka E. and Raz, G., 2009, 'Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance: Prevalence, Mechanisms, and Implications for the Study of Heredity and Evolution', Quarterly Review of Biology, in press.

Jablonka E., Lamb, M.J. and Avital, E., 1998, 'Lamarckian' mechanisms in Darwinian evolution', Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 13(5): 206-210.

Kaji A. and LKaji, H., 2004, 'The history of deciphering the genetic code: Setting the record straight', Trends in Biochemical Sciences, 29(6): 293.

Kaplan J.M. and Pigliucci, M., 2001, 'Genes 'for' phenotypes: A modern history view', Biology & Philosophy, 16(2): 189-213.

Kay L.E., 1998, 'A book of life? How the genome became an information system and DNA a language', Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 41: 504-528.

Kay L.E., 2000, Who Wrote the Book of Life: A History of the Genetic Code, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Keller E.F., 1999, 'Elusive locus of control in biological development: Genetic versus developmental programs', Journal of Experimental Zoology (Molecular and Developmental Evolution), 285: 283-290.

Keller E.F., 2000, The Century of the Gene, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Keller E.F., 2003, Making Sense of Life, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Keller E.F., 2006, 'Beyond the Gene but Beneath the Skin'. In Neumann-Held E.M. and Rehmann-Sutter, C. (eds.), Genes in Development: Re-reading the Molecular Paradigm, Durham, NC: Duke University Press,

Knight R., 2007, 'Reports of the death of the gene are greatly exaggerated', Biology and Philosophy, 22(3): 293-306.

Lee C., 2001, 'The incredible shrinking human genome', Trends in Genetics, 17: 187-188.

Lloyd E.A., 2005, 'Why the Gene Will Not Return', Philosophy of Science, 72: 287-310.

Lynch M., 2007, The Origin of Genome Architecture, Sunderland, MA: Sinauer.

Malcolm S. and Goodship, J. (eds.), 2001, Genotype to Phenotype, Oxford and San Diego: Bios and Academic Press.

Mattick J.S., 2003, 'Challenging the dogma: the hidden layer of non-protein-coding RNAs in complex organisms', Bioessays, 25: 930-939.

Mattick J.S., 2007, 'A new paradigm for developmental biology', Journal of Experimental Biology, 210: 1526-1547.

Morange M., 1998, A History of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Morange M., 2000, 'Gene function', Comptes Rendus de l Academie des Sciences. Serie III, Sciences de la Vie, 323(12): 1147-1153.

Morange M., 2001, The Misunderstood Gene, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Morange M., 2008, 'What history tells us XIII. Fifty years of the Central Dogma', Journal of Biosciences, 33(2): 171-175.

Moss L., 2001, 'Deconstructing the gene and reconstructing molecular developmental systems'. In Oyama S., Griffith, P.E. and Gray, R.D. (eds.), Cycles of Contingency: Developmental Systems and Evolution, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 85-97.

Moss L., 2002, 'From representational performationism to the epigenesis of openness to the world? Reflections on a new vision of the organism'. In Van Speybroeck L., Van de Vijver, G. and Waele, D.d. (eds.), From Epigenesis to Epigenetics: The Genome in Context, New York: New York Academy of Sciences, 219-229.

Moss L., 2003, What Genes Can't Do, Cambridge, MA: MIT.

Moss L., 2003, 'One, Two (Too) Many Genes', Quarterly Review of Biology, 78(1): 57-67.

Moss L., 2006, 'The question of questions: What is a gene? Comments on Rolston and Griffiths & Stotz', Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 27: 523-534.

Müller G.B., and S.A. Newman, eds. 2003, Origination of Organismal Form: Beyond the Gene in Developmental and Evolutionary Biology, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Neumann-Held E.M., 1999, 'The gene is dead - Long live the gene! Conceptualizing genes the constructionist way'. In Kosowski P. (ed.), Sociobiology and Bioeconomics: The Theory of Evolution in Biological and Economic Theory, Berlin and New York: Springer, 105-137.

Neumann-Held E.M., 2001, 'Let's talk about genes: The process molecular gene concept and its context'. In Oyama S., Griffith, P.E. and Gray, R.D. (eds.), Cycles of Contingency: Developmental Systems and Evolution, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 69-84.

Neumann-Held E.M., 2006, 'Genes-Causes-Codes: Deciphering DNA's Ontological Privilege'. In Neumann-Held E.M. and Rehmann-Sutter, C. (eds.), Genes in Development: Re-reading the Molecular Paradigm, Durham, NC: Duke University Press,

Neumann-Held E.M. and Rehmann-Sutter, C. (eds.), 2006, Genes in Development: Re-reading the Molecular Paradigm, Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Patthy L., 1999, 'Genome evolution and the evolution of exon-shuffling--a review', Gene, 238: 103-114.

Pearson H., 2006, 'What is a gene? [News Feature]', Nature, 441: 399-401.

Piatigorsky J., 2007, Gene Sharing and Evolution: The Diversity of Protein Functions, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Portin P., 2002, 'Historical development of the concept of the gene', Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 27: 257-286.

Rédei G.P., 2006, 'Changing images of the gene', Advances in Genetics, `56: 53-100.

Rheinberger H.-J., 2000, 'Gene concepts: Fragments from the perspective of molecular biology'. In Beurton P., Falk, R. and Rheinberger, H.-J. (eds.), The Concept of the Gene in Development and Evolution: Historical and Epistemological Perspectives, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 219-239.

Rheinberger H.-J. and Müller-Wille, S., 2004, 'Gene', The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. In: Zalta E.N. (ed.).

Ridley M., 2003, The Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nurture, London: Harper Cooins.

Rosenberg A., 2006, 'Is Epigenetic Inheritance a Counterexample to the Central Dogma?' History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 28: 549-566.

Sandler I., 2000, 'Development: Mendel's legacy to genetics', Genetics, 154: 7-11.

Sarkar S., 1998, Genetics and Reductionism, New York and Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

Scherrer K. and Jost, J., 2007, 'Gene and genon concept: coding versus regulation: A conceptual and information-theoretic analysis of genetic storage and expression in the light of modern molecular biology', Theory in Biosciences, 126(2-3): 65-113.

Schwartz J., 2007, In Pursuit of the Gene: From Darwin to DNA, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Snyder M. and Gerstein, M.B., 2003, 'Defining Genes in the Genomics Era', Science, 300: 258-260.

Sterelny K., Smith, K.C. and Dickison, M., 2000, 'The extended replicator', Biology and Philosophy, 11: 377-403.

Stotz K.C., 2006, 'Molecular Epigenesis: Distributed Specificity as a Break in the Central Dogma', History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 28: 533-548.

Stotz K.C. and Griffiths, P.E., 2002, 'How biologists conceptualize genes: An empirical study', Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 35: 647-673.

Stotz K.C. and Griffiths, P.E., 2004, 'Genes: Philosophical analyses put to the test', History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 26(1): 5-28.

Stotz K.C., Bostanci, A. and Griffiths, P.E., 2006, 'Tracking the shift to 'postgenomics'', Community Genetics, 9(3): 190-196.

Stotz K.C., Griffiths, P.E. and Knight, R., 2004, 'How biologists conceptualize genes: An empirical study', Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 35: 647-673.

Strasser B.J., 2002, 'Institutionalizing molecular biology in post-war Europe: a comparative study', Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 33: 515-546.

Taft R.J., Pheasant, M. and Mattick, J.S., 2007, 'The relationship between non-coding-DNA and eukaryotic complexity', Bioessays, 29: 288-299.

Tautz D. and Schmid, K.J., 1998, 'From genes to individuals: developmental genes and the generation of the phenotype', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences, 353: 231-240.

Van Speybroeck L., Van de Vijver, G. and Waele, D.d. (eds.), 2002, From Epigenesis to Epigenetics: The Genome in Context, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 981, New York: New York Academy of Sciences.

Venter J.C. and al., e., 2001, 'A high-resolution radiation hybrid map of the human genome draft sequence', Science, 291: 1204-1351 (plus associated articles in the same issue).

Wang D., 2005, ''Molecular gene': interpretation in the right context', Biology and Philosophy, 20: 453-464.

Waters C.K., 2000, 'Molecules made biological', Revue Internationale de Philosophie, 54: 539-564.

Waters C.K., 2004, 'What was classical genetics?' Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 35: 783-809.

Waters C.K., 2006, 'A pluralist interpretation of gene-centered biology'. In Kellert S.H., Longino, H.E. and Waters, C.K. (eds.), Scientific Pluralism, Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, 190-214.

Waters C. K., 2008, 'Beyond Theoretical Reduction and Layer-cake Antireduction: How DNA Retooled Genetics and Transformed Biological Practice'. In: Ruse M. and Hull D. (eds), Oxford Handbook to the Philosophy of Biology, 238-262.

Weber M., 1998, 'Representing genes: Classical mapping techniques and the growth of genetical knowledge', Studies in the History and Philosophy of Biology and the Biomedical Sciences, 29: 295-315.

Wu C.-t. and Morris, J.R., 2001, 'Genes, Genetics, and Epigenetics: A Correspondence', Science, 293: 1103-1105.

Zallen D.T., 1999, 'From butterflies to blood: Human genetics in the United Kingdom'. In Fortun M. and Mendelsohn, E. (eds). (eds.), The Practices of Human Genetics, Boston and London: Kluwer Academic Press, 197-216.