edmund beecher wilson

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Wilson, Edmund Beecher 1856-1939.  
American zoologist who was one of the founders of modern genetics. He researched the function, structure, and organization of cells, emphasizing their importance as the building blocks of life. He also demonstrated the significance of chromosomes, especially sex chromosomes, in heredity.
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