Hank brings us the story of Gregor Mendel, the Austrian monk who, with the help of a garden full of pea plants, discovered the fundamental properties of inheritance and paved the way for modern genetics. He also gives us the dirt on a scientific scandal that has followed Mendel beyond the grave.
Mendelian traits in humans: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mendelian_traits_in_humans
Mendel-Fisher Controversy – http://www.amjbot.org/content/88/5/737.full
Mendel’s genetics – http://anthro.palomar.edu/mendel/mendel_1.htm
Campbell Biology, 9th ed.