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His interest in science first manifested itself in the fields of geography and meteorology. Elected as a member of the Royal Society in 1860, he began to become interested in genetics and statistical methods in 1864.
Galton was close friends with Pearson, K.. Indeed, Pearson came to his financial aid when Galton founded the journal "Biometrika." Galton's "Eugenics Record Office" merged with Pearson's biometry laboratory at University College London and became known as the "Galton Laboratory."
He died in 1911, leaving more than 300 publications including 17 books, most notably on statistical methods related to regression