Haldane, J.B.S.

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Name
Haldane, J.B.S. Gender: M
Haldane, John Burdon Sanderson
born on 5 November 1892
Place Oxford, England, 51n46, 1w15
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 13°34' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif or s_gemcol.18.gif



J.B.S. Haldane

Biography

British-born scientist known for his work in the study of physiology, genetics, evolutionary biology, and in mathematics, where he made innovative contributions to the fields of statistics and biostatistics. He was the son of the equally famous John Scott Haldane and a professed socialist, Marxist, atheist, and humanist whose political dissent led him to leave England in 1956 and live in India, becoming a naturalised Indian citizen in 1961.

Haldane established human gene maps for haemophilia and colour blindness on the X chromosome, and codified Haldane's rule on sterility in the heterogametic sex of hybrids in species. He correctly proposed that sickle-cell disease confers some immunity to malaria. He was the first to suggest the central idea of in vitro fertilisation, as well as concepts such as: the hydrogen economy, cis and trans-acting regulation, coupling reaction, molecular repulsion, darwin (as a unit of evolution) and organismal cloning. In 1957 he articulated Haldane's dilemma, a limit on the speed of beneficial evolution which subsequently proved incorrect.

He died 1 December 1964. He willed his body for medical studies, as he wanted to remain useful even in death.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified to 19.11.36 GMT Asc 4Can20'

Categories

  • Vocation : Science : Biology
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession