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 (vīs′män′), August Friedrich Leopold 1834-1914.
German biologist who asserted that hereditary traits are transmitted by a material substance, the germplasm, and that acquired characters cannot be inherited.


(ˈvaɪsˌmɑn, ˈwaɪs mən)

August, 1834–1914, German biologist.
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Noun1.Weismann - German biologist who was one of the founders of modern geneticsWeismann - German biologist who was one of the founders of modern genetics; his theory of genetic transmission ruled out the possibility of transmitting acquired characteristics (1834-1914)
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He has a thousand, but the latest is something about Weissmann and Evolution.
DEAR PROFESSOR CHALLENGER," it said, "As a humble student of Nature, I have always taken the most profound interest in your speculations as to the differences between Darwin and Weissmann.
The creativity that travel industry marketers and designers display to inspire travel and enhance the travel experience continues to impress our expert judges and readers," said Arnie Weissmann, editor in chief of Travel Weekly.
The first work of art you encounter when visiting the home of Charles and Juliette Weissmann is a two-metre-high steel and glass sculpture inspired by the structure of a protein.
It might be a cultural issue," suggests Jordan Weissmann, who summarized the report.
Gerald Weissmann, editor-in-chief of The FASEB Journal, added: "Using modified sperm to insert genetic material has the potential to be a major breakthrough not only in future research, but also in human medicine.
This is yet one more line of research that explains why some people can have perfect cholesterol levels, but still develop cardiovascular disease," said Gerald Weissmann, editor-in-chief of The FASEB Journal, which published the study in its December edition.
Special appearances by Congressman John Lewis, Gerda Weissmann Klein, and civic activist Mary Beth Tinker
FBI general counsel Andrew Weissmann told a recent Washington forum it would be "a top priority this year" to get expanded authority to tap communications such as "Gmail, Google voice (and) Dropbox.
If successful in further studies, this finding could be a huge benefit to patients undergoing these procedures," said Gerald Weissmann, M.
Biologist Gerald Weissmann said: "Numerous remedies have been concocted to hide grey hair but now, for the first time, an actual treatment that gets to the root of the problem has been developed.
Biologist Gerald Weissmann said: "For the first time an actual treatment that gets to the root of grey hair has been developed.