Penrose, Lionel Sharples


Lionel Penrose (1898–1972) was a British geneticist who pioneered human genetics, and developed mathematical data analysis and sibling‐pair analysis for use in genetic studies.

Keywords: sib‐pair analysis; learning difficulties; human genetics; intellectual impairment

Further Reading

Penrose LS (1949) Propagation of the unfit. Lancet ii: 425.

Penrose LS (1952) On the Objective Study of Crowd Behaviour. London: HK Lewis.

Penrose LS (1952) Human biochemical genetics. Nature 170: 654.

Penrose LS and Johnston AW (1966) Down's Anomaly. London: J & A Churchill.

Penrose LS (1967) Finger‐print pattern and the sex chromosomes. Lancet i: 298–300.

Penrose LS (1971) Psychiatric genetics. Psychological Medicine 1: 265–266.

Penrose LS (1972) Ethics and Eugenics: The Biological Revolution. New York: Doubleday. (Paperback reprint of The Social Impact of Modern Biology, proceedings of a conference organised by the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science, 26–28 November 1970, published by Routledge & Kegan Paul, London.)

Penrose LS (1972) Biology of Mental Defect, 4th edn. London: Sidgwick & Jackson.

Penrose LS (1973) Outline of Human Genetics, 3rd edn. London: Heinemann.

Penrose LS (1998) Phenylketonuria: a problem in eugenics. Annals of Human Genetics 62: 193–200. (Posthumous reissue of a paper published in 1946 in the Lancet.)

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Hodgson, Shirley V(Sep 2006) Penrose, Lionel Sharples. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005706]