Patterns of the International and the National, the Global and the Local in the History of Molecular Biology

Part of the Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook book series (SOSC, volume 29)


The history of molecular biology has many facets, and it has been told in different fashions. In accordance with the present context of this book, the paper concentrates on the relation between international and national, global and local aspects of knowledge production in the history of molecular biology. The paper focuses on the interactions between Europe and the United States where the phenomenon of molecular biology took shape.


Molecular biology Local vs. global National vs. international Phases in the history of molecular biology Research technologies 


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  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for the History of ScienceBerlinGermany

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