Questions relating to how the field of biology has developed over time.

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Books about famous experiments in biology - 'methods of investigation'

I'll explain briefly what I need (hoping to find something) : I wanted to know if someone knew about a book that in a way or another talked about the greatest experiments in biology (Griffith, ...
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Rushed publications based on flawed data

In 2014 BICEP2 made a very controversial press release. It was rushed, given before any papers where published, because they feared they would be scooped by another similar experiment. In the end it ...
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What are phenetic analyses used for?

Phenetics (grouping of organisms based on similarity) used to be claimed to be an alternative to cladistics, but now it is widely accepted that phenetic analyses cannot be used to infer evolutionary ...
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First documented beneficial mutation?

I've been reading up on beneficial mutations, and am curious when we discovered and documented the first one. Can anyone point me to the first documented beneficial mutation? Per request, let me ...