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  1. The Seven Sisters: Subgenres of Bioi of Contemporary Life Scientists.Thomas Söderqvist - 2011 - Journal of the History of Biology 44 (4):633-650.
  • Ray Wu as Fifth Business: Deconstructing Collective Memory in the History of DNA Sequencing.Lisa A. Onaga - 2014 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 46 (1):1-14.
    The concept of ‘Fifth Business’ is used to analyze a minority standpoint and bring serious attention to the role of scientists who play a galvanizing role in a science but for multiple reasons appear less prominently in more common recounts of any particular development. Biochemist Ray Wu published a DNA sequencing experiment in March 1970 using DNA polymerase catalysis and specific nucleotide labeling, both of which are foundational to general sequencing methods today. The scant mention of Wu’s work from textbooks, (...)
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  • The Seven Sisters: Subgenres of "Bioi" of Contemporary Life Scientists. [REVIEW]Thomas Söderqvist - 2011 - Journal of the History of Biology 44 (4):633 - 650.
    Today, scientific biography is primarily thought of as a way of writing contextual history of science. But the genre has other functions as well. This article discusses seven kinds of ideal-typical subgenres of scientific biography. In addition to its mainstream function as an ancilla historiae, it is also frequently used to enrich the understanding of the individual construction of scientific knowledge, to promote the public engagement with science, and as a substitute for belles-lettres. Currently less acknowledged kinds of scientific biography (...)
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