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    Sequences, Conformation, Information: Biochemists and Molecular Biologists in the 1950s. [REVIEW]Soraya De Chadarevian - 1996 - Journal of the History of Biology 29 (3):361-386.
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    The Molecular Vista: Current Perspectives on Molecules and Life in the Twentieth Century.Mathias Grote, Lisa Onaga, Angela N. H. Creager, Soraya de Chadarevian, Daniel Liu, Gina Surita & Sarah E. Tracy - 2021 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 43 (1):1-18.
    This essay considers how scholarly approaches to the development of molecular biology have too often narrowed the historical aperture to genes, overlooking the ways in which other objects and processes contributed to the molecularization of life. From structural and dynamic studies of biomolecules to cellular membranes and organelles to metabolism and nutrition, new work by historians, philosophers, and STS scholars of the life sciences has revitalized older issues, such as the relationship of life to matter, or of physicochemical inquiries to (...)
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    Of Worms and Programmes: C Aenorhabditis Elegans and the Study of Development.Soraya de Chadarevian - 1998 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 29 (1):81-105.
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    Of Worms and Programmes: Caenorhabditis Elegans and the Study of Development.Soraya de Chadarevian - 1998 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 29 (1):81-105.
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    Human Heredity After 1945: Moving Populations Centre Stage.Jenny Bangham & Soraya de Chadarevian - 2014 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 47:45-49.
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    Whose Turn? Chromosome Research and the Study of the Human Genome.Soraya de Chadarevian - 2018 - Journal of the History of Biology 51 (4):631-655.
    A common account sees the human genome sequencing project of the 1990s as a “natural outgrowth” of the deciphering of the double helical structure of DNA in the 1950s. The essay aims to complicate this neat narrative by putting the spotlight on the field of human chromosome research that flourished at the same time as molecular biology. It suggests that we need to consider both endeavors – the human cytogeneticists who collected samples and looked down the microscope and the molecular (...)
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    Mice and the Reactor: The “Genetics Experiment” in 1950s Britain. [REVIEW]Soraya de Chadarevian - 2006 - Journal of the History of Biology 39 (4):707-735.
    The postwar investments by several governments into the development of atomic energy for military and peaceful uses fuelled the fears not only of the exposure to acute doses of radiation as could be expected from nuclear accidents or atomic warfare but also of the long-term effects of low-dose exposure to radiation. Following similar studies pursued under the aegis of the Manhattan Project in the United States, the “genetics experiment” discussed by scientists and government officials in Britain soon after the war, (...)
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    Microstudies Versus Big Picture Accounts?Soraya de Chadarevian - 2009 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 40 (1):13-19.
    Microstudies and big picture accounts are often counterposed. This paper investigates the supposed dichotomy between the two historiographical approaches. In particular it investigates how the discussions are reflected in the historiography of molecular biology and the special questions posed by the disciplinary context. Taking inspiration from the microhistory tradition as exemplified by the works of Carlo Ginzburg, Jacques Revel, and David Sabean among others, the paper highlights the heuristic value of microstudies to reconstruct the multiple contexts that link apparently small (...)
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    The Tools of the Discipline: Biochemists and Molecular Biologists. [REVIEW]Soraya De Chadarevian & Jean-Paul Gaudillière - 1996 - Journal of the History of Biology 29 (3):327-330.
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    Microstudies Versus Big Picture Accounts?Soraya de Chadarevian - 2009 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 40 (1):13-19.
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    Molecular Biology in Postwar Europe: Towards a 'Glocal' Picture.Soraya de Chadarevian & Bruno Strasser - 2002 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 33 (3):361-365.
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    The Comparative and the Exemplary: Revisiting the Early History of Molecular Biology.Bruno J. Strasser & Soraya de Chadarevian - 2011 - History of Science 49 (3):317.
  13. Private Science: Biotechnology and the Rise of the Molecular Sciences.Arnold Thackray, Soraya de Chadarevian & Harmke Kamminga - 1999 - Journal of the History of Biology 32 (2):399-402.
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    Mapping Development or How Molecular is Molecular Biology?Soraya de Chadarevian - 1999 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 22 (3):381-396.
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    The Future Historian: Reflections on the Archives of Contemporary Sciences.Soraya de Chadarevian - 2016 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 55:54-60.
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    Introduction.Soraya de Chadarevian & Hans-Jörg Rheinberger - 2009 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 40 (1):4-5.
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    Chromosome Surveys of Human Populations: Between Epidemiology and Anthropology.Soraya de Chadarevian - 2014 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 47:87-96.
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    Molecular Biology in Postwar Europe: Towards a ‘Glocal’ Picture.Soraya de Chadarevian & Bruno Strasser - 2002 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 33 (3):361-365.
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    Interview with Sydney Brenner.Soraya de Chadarevian - 2009 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 40 (1):65-71.
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    Ronald E. Doel and Thomas Söderqvist The Historiography of Contemporary Science, Technology, and Medicine: Writing Recent Science. London and New York: Routledge, 2006. Pp. Xv+313. ISBN 0-415-39142-3. £80.00. [REVIEW]Soraya de Chadarevian - 2008 - British Journal for the History of Science 41 (1):127-129.
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    Interview with Sydney Brenner.Soraya de Chadarevian - 2009 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 40 (1):65-71.
    The following text is an edited version of a recent interview with Sydney Brenner who has been at the forefront of many developments in molecular biology since the 1950s. It provides a participant’s view on current issues in the history and epistemology of molecular biology. The main issue raised by Brenner regards the relation of molecular biology to the new field of systems biology. Brenner defends the original programme of molecular biology—the molecular explanation of living processes—that in his view has (...)
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    Introduction.Soraya de Chadarevian & Hans-Jörg Rheinberger - 2009 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 40 (1):4-5.
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    Graphical Method and Discipline: Self-Recording Instruments in Nineteenth-Century Physiology.Soraya de Chadarevian - 1993 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 24 (2):267-291.
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    A History of Molecular Biology. Michel Morange, Matthew Cobb.Soraya de Chadarevian - 1999 - Isis 90 (3):620-621.
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    COVID-19: Rethinking the nature of viruses.Soraya de Chadarevian & Roberta Raffaetà - 2021 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 43 (1):1-5.
    In this brief essay, we combine biological, historical, philosophical and anthropological perspectives to ask anew the question about the nature of the virus. How should we understand Sars-CoV-2 and why does it matter? The argument we present is that the virus undermines any neat distinction between the natural and the human-made, the biological and the social. Rather, to understand the virus and the pandemic we need to understand both as intimately connected to our own social and historical condition. What started (...)
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    Diane B. Paul;, Jeffrey P. Brosco. The PKU Paradox: A Short History of a Genetic Disease. Xxiv + 289 Pp., Illus., Bibl., Index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. $24.95. [REVIEW]Soraya de Chadarevian - 2014 - Isis 105 (4):872-872.
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    Epistemology and History.Soraya de Chadarevian - 2012 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 35 (1).
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    Making Human Populations.Soraya de Chadarevian - 2017 - Perspectives on Science 25 (5):698-703.
    In the 1930s, the Otomi people living north of Mexico City became a model population for addressing the problems of poverty and "backwardness" of the Indian population. Mexican physiologists working in the capital chose the Otomies not least because they lived in easy reach of their laboratories. A collecting trip could be managed in a day and samples safely handled and promptly transferred to laboratory conditions. Following the Mexican teams that were funded by the newly created Autonomous Department of Indigenous (...)
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    Memoirs of a Scientist-HistorianA Skeptical Biochemist. Joseph S. FrutonEighty Years. Joseph S. Fruton.Soraya de Chadarevian - 1996 - Isis 87 (3):507-510.
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    Reconstructing Life. Molecular Biology in Postwar Britain.Soraya de Chadarevian - 2002 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 33 (3):431-448.
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    Secuencias, conformación, información: bioquímicos y biólogos moleculares en los años cincuenta.Soraya De Chadarevian - 1997 - Arbor 156 (614):15-44.
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    Scientists’ Lives and the History of Late Twentieth Century Life Sciences.Soraya de Chadarevian - 2011 - NTM Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, Technik und Medizin 19 (4):407-412.
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    Reconstructing Life. Molecular Biology in Postwar Britain.Soraya de Chadarevian - 2002 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 33 (3):431-448.
    The Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge played a key role in the postwar history of molecular biology. The paper, focussing on the early history of the institution, aims to show that the creation of the laboratory and the making of molecular biology were part of a new scientific culture set in place after World War II. In five interlinked parts it deals with the institutional creation of the MRC unit dedicated to the crystallographic analysis of biological (...)
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