Hank brings us the story of Gregor Mendel, the Austrian monk who, with the help of a garden full of pea plants, discovered the fundamental properties of inheritance and paved the way for modern genetics. He also gives us the dirt on a scientific scandal that has followed Mendel beyond the grave.

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References:
Mendelian traits in humans: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mendelian_traits_in_humans
& http://education.sdsc.edu/download/enrich/mendelian_traits.pdf

Mendel-Fisher Controversy - http://www.amjbot.org/content/88/5/737.full
& http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/csi-mendel

Mendel Biography - http://www.muskingum.edu/~psych/psycweb/history/mendel.htm
& http://www.dnaftb.org/2/bio.html

Mendel’s genetics - http://anthro.palomar.edu/mendel/mendel_1.htm

Campbell Biology, 9th ed.