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"Just before he died, (Gregor) Mendel requested that an extensive autopsy be done." Why? Was he simply "very enthusiastic for all kinds of research"?

NPR's December 30, 2022 article Why scientists dug up the father of genetics, Gregor Mendel, and analyzed his DNA includes speculation by those involved about whether Mendel would want his body to be ...
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Why didn't Mendel's experiments draw attention until the 20th century?

In The Gene: An Intimate History, author concludes the Mendel's pea experiments publication by these words: Mendel himself requested forty reprints, which he mailed, heavily annotated, to many ...
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How was Mendel's work rediscovered after being forgotten for 45 years?

According to Melanie Mitchell's book, Complexity: A Guided Tour [PDF], Mendel's model [...] was published in a rather obscure journal and was not appreciated as being of great importance until 1900, ...
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