UChicago Press Releases New Volume on MBL Science and History
This just in! The latest volume in the series, Convening Science: Discovery at the Marine Biological Laboratory is now available from University of Chicago Press.
In How Does Germline Regenerate?, historian and philosopher of science Kate MacCord probes the assumptions that underlie the generally accepted view that germ cells (sperm and egg cells) have limited capacity to regenerate. “This book is about germline regeneration – how many scientists assume it works and how we can reenvision it working,” MacCord writes.
The volume derives from a collaboration between MacCord and germline biologist B. Duygu Özpolat, a former Hibbitt Fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), where they joined together to produce the work.
MacCord is the McDonnell Fellow and program manager for the McDonnell Initiative at the MBL, the goal of which is to “bring historians and philosophers of science into collaboration with life scientists in order to transform the research of both fields.”
This is the eighth volume in the Convening Science: Discovery at the Marine Biological Laboratory series, which is edited by historian and philosopher of biology and MBL Fellow Jane Maienschein, director of the MBL History Project.
The series “highlights the ongoing role MBL plays in the creation and dissemination of science, in its broader historical context as well as current practice and future potential.”