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Auerbach, Charlotte [Lotte] (1899–1994), geneticist, was born on 14 May 1899 at Krefeld, Germany, the only child of Friedrich (Fritz) Auerbach (1870–1925), public health chemist in Berlin, and his wife, Selma, née Sachs (d. 1955), daughter of a general practitioner from Jauer...

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Beale, Geoffrey Herbert (1913–2009), geneticist, was born on 11 June 1913 at 52 Wimbledon Park Road, Wandsworth, London, one of four children of Herbert Walter Beale (1874–1958), commercial traveller, and his wife, Elsie, née Beaton (1888–1970). After the family moved to Wallington, Surrey...

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Beddington, Rosa Susan Penelope (1956–2001), developmental biologist, was born on 23 March 1956 at King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, the second daughter of (Julian) Roy Beddington, artist and writer, of Esseborne Manor, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Andover, Hampshire, and his wife, Anna Dorothy, née...

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Biffen, Sir Rowland Harry (1874–1949), geneticist and agricultural botanist, was born on 28 May 1874 at Cheltenham, the eldest of the family of two boys and three girls of Henry John Biffen, headmaster of the Christ Church higher grade school at Cheltenham, and his wife, ...

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Brownlee, John (1868–1927), public health officer, geneticist, and medical statistician, was born at Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, on 21 June 1868, the elder of the two sons of John Brownlee (1826–1899), Church of Scotland minister, and his wife, Mary, née Stevenson (1833–1894). He studied mathematics and natural philosophy at ...

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Casselton [née Smith], Lorna Ann (1938–2014), fungal geneticist, was born on 18 July 1938 at Southend Municipal Hospital, Rochford, Essex, the daughter of William Charles Henry Smith and his wife Cecille, née Bowman. At the time of her birth her parents lived at ...

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Clarke, Bryan Campbell (1932–2014), population geneticist, was born on 24 June 1932 at Nanpantan, Styal Road, Northern Etchells, Manchester, the younger child and only son of Robert Campbell Clarke (1904–1941), bleacher’s representative, later leather agent, and his wife, Gladys Mary, née...

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Crew, Francis Albert Eley [Frank] (1886–1973), animal geneticist, was born on 2 March 1886 at 227 Dudley Port, Tipton, Staffordshire, on the outskirts of Birmingham. His father, Thomas Crew, was a small grocer who later prospered in business. Both his father and his mother, ...

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Darlington, Cyril Dean (1903–1981), cytogeneticist and evolutionist, was born on 19 December 1903 in Chorley, Lancashire, the younger son (there were no daughters) of William Henry Robertson Darlington (1866–1943), a schoolmaster, and his wife, Ellen Frankland (b. 1874). He attended Heathside elementary school...

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Fisher, Sir Ronald Aylmer (1890–1962), statistician and geneticist, was born on 17 February 1890 at his parents' home in East Finchley, Middlesex, the last of seven surviving children born to George Fisher (1843–1920), a dealer in fine arts, and his wife, Katie (1855–1904)...