A Brief History of Biochemical Genetics’ 50 Years and a Reflection About Past and Present Research Directions

A Brief History of Biochemical Genetics’ 50 Years and a Reflection About Past and Present... Biochem Genet (2018) 56:1–6 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10528-018-9846-9 EDITORIAL A Brief History of Biochemical Genetics’ 50 Years and a Reflection About Past and Present Research Directions Luís Silva Published online: 14 February 2018 © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 Why Biochemical Genetics Although scientific knowledge, including an inductive–deductive cycle (Woo et al. 2017) is guided by rational guidelines, and was, in some cases, considered to be based on very strict logical paradigms (Persson 2016), aesthetic, emotional and soci- ological factors clearly affect the decisions of researchers, particularly during their first years of training (King et al. 2015). Since my biology student days, biochemistry has been one of the most attrac- tive topics. I became fascinated by the different metabolic pathways, including Krebs and Kalvin cycles, the respiratory chain in the mitochondrion and the electron * Luís Silva luis.fd.silva@uac.pt Research Network in Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, InBIO, Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, CIBIO-Açores, University of the Azores, Ponta Delgada, Portugal 1 3 2 Biochem Genet (2018) 56:1–6 transport chain in the chloroplast (Okie et al. 2016). Earlier still, my interest grew in the genetic code, transcription and translation, the evolution of which is still under debate (Koonin and Novozhilov 2017). Relevant imprints in my training were also the attention given to the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biochemical Genetics Springer Journals

A Brief History of Biochemical Genetics’ 50 Years and a Reflection About Past and Present Research Directions

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature
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Biomedicine; Human Genetics; Biochemistry, general; Zoology; Medical Microbiology
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0006-2928
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1573-4927
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10.1007/s10528-018-9846-9
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Biochem Genet (2018) 56:1–6 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10528-018-9846-9 EDITORIAL A Brief History of Biochemical Genetics’ 50 Years and a Reflection About Past and Present Research Directions Luís Silva Published online: 14 February 2018 © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 Why Biochemical Genetics Although scientific knowledge, including an inductive–deductive cycle (Woo et al. 2017) is guided by rational guidelines, and was, in some cases, considered to be based on very strict logical paradigms (Persson 2016), aesthetic, emotional and soci- ological factors clearly affect the decisions of researchers, particularly during their first years of training (King et al. 2015). Since my biology student days, biochemistry has been one of the most attrac- tive topics. I became fascinated by the different metabolic pathways, including Krebs and Kalvin cycles, the respiratory chain in the mitochondrion and the electron * Luís Silva luis.fd.silva@uac.pt Research Network in Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, InBIO, Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, CIBIO-Açores, University of the Azores, Ponta Delgada, Portugal 1 3 2 Biochem Genet (2018) 56:1–6 transport chain in the chloroplast (Okie et al. 2016). Earlier still, my interest grew in the genetic code, transcription and translation, the evolution of which is still under debate (Koonin and Novozhilov 2017). Relevant imprints in my training were also the attention given to the

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Biochemical GeneticsSpringer Journals

Published: Feb 14, 2018

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