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The Spinal Muscular Atrophy volume gives some historical information on the disease and its treatment in the opening sections. Their timeline and attribution of credit is rather different from that of KEI, especially where Kaspar is concerned. Gene therapy for SMA was made possible by identifying the responsible gene in 1990 by Gilliam’s group in New York ...


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I can answer this part of the question: "It is likely that he sent one to Darwin, but there is no record of Darwin’s having actually read it." No, Darwin never received Mendel's paper. That author's speculation is wrong. None of his biographers have found evidence of this paper, or that he was aware of its publication. It was in a quite obscure journal. I ...


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