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Greg Caramenico

Greg Caramenico is a journalist and translator whose interests include science policy, energy and trade, the history of biology, Italy, and Iran. He has a master’s degree in history from Vanderbilt University, and a background in neuroscience and behavioral biology.

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Book Review: Marking the Mind

Book Review: Marking the Mind

By Greg Caramenico | August 11, 2011

Marking the Mind is a history of scientific ideas about memory – such as the introduction of recall tasks in the 1880s, the discovery of synaptic plasticity, and debates about false memories in the 1980s and 90s. It’s the sort of book I wish existed when I first got interested in biology of memory over…

A (Balanced) History Of Molecular Biology

A (Balanced) History Of Molecular Biology

By Greg Caramenico | January 21, 2009

If you’ve ever wondered how molecular biology came to prominence in biomedical research, why so many famous molecular biologists of the past century were trained as physicists, or when bacteriophages were first used as cloning vectors, you may be looking for a good read on the history of molecular biology. Unlike in evolutionary biology, where…

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