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DNA Repair : a changing geography ? (1964-2008)

Abstract : This article aims to explain the current state of DNA Repair studies' global geography by focusing on the genesis of the scientific community. Bibliometric data is used to localize scientific activities related to DNA Repair at the city level. The keyword "DNA Repair" was introduced first by American scientists. It started to spread after 1964 that is to say, after P. Howard-Flanders (Yale University), P. Hanawalt (Stanford University) and R. Setlow (Oak Ridge Laboratories) found evidence for Excision Repair mechanisms. It was the first stage in the emergence of an autonomous scientific community. In this article, we will try to assess to what extent the geo-history of this scientific field is determinant in understanding its current geography. In order to do so, we will localize the places where the first "DNA Repair" publications were signed fifty years ago and the following spatial diffusion process, which led to the current geography of the field. Then, we will focus on the evolution of the research activity of "early entrants" in relation to the activity of "latecomers". This article is an opportunity to share with DNA Repair scientists some research results of a dynamic field in Science studies: spatial scientometrics
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Marion Maisonobe, Giuseppina Giglia-Mari, Denis Eckert. DNA Repair : a changing geography ? (1964-2008). DNA Repair, Elsevier, 2013, 12 (7), pp. 466-471. ⟨halshs-00822297⟩

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