The concepts of heredity and the unit of inheritance have evolved to greater complexity after a century of scientific development. Immediately before the turn of the last century, the history of science saw the rise and fall of the central dogma, which explains the coding and synthesis of proteins in a unidirectional manner and emphasizes the dominance of genes in this hierarchy. In the last decade of the century, -omics emerged to reveal the interactions among DNA, RNA, and proteins. These interactions have been proven to be more complicated than gene centralism had assumed. This shift resulted in the unprecedented large-scale project of decoding the human genome (1990–2003), once considered promising for deciphering the roles of heredity in health and diseases. However, the outcome was that the complexity of both the problems and the ways of seeking solutions has...
Taiwan de houjiyinti shidai: Xinkeji de dianfan zhuanyi yu tiaozhan 臺灣的後基因體時代：新科技的典範轉移與挑戰 [Postgenomic Taiwan: Shifting Paradigms and Challenges]
Yin Chung Au is an assistant professor in the history of science and science communication in the Department of History at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. She completed a PhD in science and technology studies at the University College London in 2016 and has been a review committee member in the Industry-University Collaboration for Taiwanese Science Communication project since 2017. Her current research has two focuses: the philosophy of contemporary biology and public engagement of science.
Yin Chung Au; Taiwan de houjiyinti shidai: Xinkeji de dianfan zhuanyi yu tiaozhan 臺灣的後基因體時代：新科技的典範轉移與挑戰 [Postgenomic Taiwan: Shifting Paradigms and Challenges]. East Asian Science, Technology and Society 1 September 2020; 14 (3): 553–557. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-8698866
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