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Covid-19 and the need for more history and philosophy of RNA

Güttinger, Stephan ORCID: 0000-0001-9448-973X (2021) Covid-19 and the need for more history and philosophy of RNA. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 43 (2). ISSN 0391-9714

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Identification Number: 10.1007/s40656-021-00391-w


RNA is central to the COVID-19 pandemic—it shapes how the SARS Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) behaves, and how researchers investigate and fight it. However, RNA has received relatively little attention in the history and philosophy of the life sciences. By analysing RNA biology in more detail, philosophers and historians of science could gain new and powerful tools to assess the current pandemic, and the biological sciences more generally.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Q Science
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2021 15:03
Last Modified: 30 May 2024 22:57

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