Talk:Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

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Big science[edit]

I do not feel that the Nüsslein-Volhard/Wieschaus screen was 'big science' i.e. involving a large number of people not a small group, and extremely expensive. Obviously it was very influential, and in its ambition to find and classify all the embryonic lethal genes it was indeed a significant change towards a more systematic approach to biology. However I understand that the screen were essentially undertaken by four people (Nüsslein-Volhard, Wieschaus, Gerd Jürgens and Hildegard Kluding [1], and was not massively costly, so was not a big science project as commonly understood. Surely big science did not reach basic molecular biology until the physical map construction/genome sequencing projects? Celefin (talk) 11:44, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

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Rated start class for the following reasons:
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  • Lacks information on education and career before 1985
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  • Some information on research interests, but could be expanded
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Espresso Addict 14:34, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Last edited at 14:34, 25 September 2006 (UTC). Substituted at 11:40, 29 April 2016 (UTC)