The Molecular Vision of Life: Caltech, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Rise of the New Biology

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This fascinating study examines the rise of American molecular biology to disciplinary dominance, focusing on the period between 1930 and the elucidation of DNA structure in the mid 1950s. Research undertaken during this period, with its focus on genetic structure and function, endowed scientists with then unprecedented power over life. By viewing the new biology as both a scientific and cultural enterprise, Lily E. Kay shows that the growth of molecular biology was a result of systematic efforts by key scientists and their ...

The Molecular Vision of Life: Caltech, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Rise of the New Biology 1996, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195111439

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