What is within the literature differs from the scientific process

Writing inside the autobiography, the Nobel laureate Franзois Jacob described how the means of science was actually quite not the same as the thing that was eventually written and published into the peer-reviewed literature. 1 He related how Sydney Brenner to his research and Matthew Meselsen initially had setbacks once they attempted to identify a hypothesized intermediary molecule that took information from genes and allowed protein to be synthesized inside cells. He along with his colleagues attempted, without luck, to demonstrate that the factor, which today we know as mRNA, attached itself to ribosomes, the cell’s protein-manufacturing machinery. Continue reading “What is within the literature differs from the scientific process”