The essay deals with the final part of a project on the cultural history of heredity stretching from the early modern period to the present. The focus is on epistemological questions such as the establishment of genetics as a discipline, the phenotype/ genotype divide, and the relation between science and images of science on heredity. Three images of science connected to heredity are discussed: the image of the gene as an isolated entity, the image of information, and the image of map and mapping.

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