Infectious Processes: Knowledge, Discourse, and the Politics by Eve Seguin (eds.)

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Alper and Pattison stayed experimentally within their own fields and did not see their results as vindicating the same hypothesis; 3. Griffith did not explain himself in an ordinary, biomedical sense; and 4. It is not clear how to pursue the work of Griffith experimentally. During the 1970s, changes were made in the framework of molecular biology, but these almost only concerned the relation of the nucleic acids, and did not make it any easier to suggest self-replication of proteins. To most researchers a replicating protein was still a heretical suggestion which was not easily embraced.

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