Science: Better Peas, Pigs, People

Some Japanese beetles which got into Princeton's gardens of pedigreed primroses were major news last week to two international learned bodies—the International Congress of Eugenics meeting in Manhattan's American Museum of Natural History and the International Congress of Genetics meeting at Cornell (Ithaca, N. Y.). There are 23,000 primroses in the gardens, whose complete genealogical histories Professor George Harrison Shull sedulously registers. From those histories statisticans deduce laws of heredity which govern primroses, peas, pigs and people. The Japanese beetles were injuring the...

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