Cell aging in vitro: A historical perspective

Witkowksi, J. A. (1987) Cell aging in vitro: A historical perspective. Experimental Gerontology, 22 (4). pp. 231-248. ISSN 0531-5565

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3311783
DOI: 10.1016/0531-5565(87)90002-7


This article describes the historical background to the demonstration by Hayflick and Moorhead that human diploid cell strains in culture have limited life-spans. I suggest that the recognition of cell aging in vitro is an example from the biological sciences of a Kuhnian scientific revolution.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: cell aging in vitro history immortal cells human diploid cells viral vaccines revolution in science
Subjects: educational material
historical documents
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Communities: Banbury Center
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: 1987
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2014 16:04
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2014 16:04
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URI: https://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/30429

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