The Assembly of Antibody Explanations

Science  09 Apr 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5412, pp. 269-270
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5412.269

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The Generation of Diversity Clonal Selection Theory and the Rise of Molecular Immunology. Scott H. Podulsky and Alfred I. Tauber. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1997. 520 pp. $75. ISBN 0-674-77181-8.

Podolsky and Tauber argue that the methods and concepts of immunology were shaped by the application of molecular techniques to the problem of explaining how so many different antibody-producing cells can be generated from limited genetic material.