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Alberto Vianelli is a researcher/lecturer working at the University of Insubria in Varese, Italy and is actually a Master 2 candidate in History of Science at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Biologist by formation, he is interested in setting a fruitful dialogue between life scientists, historians and philosophers. He has been studying since 2008 the phenomenon of overlapping genes in viruses and the origin of novelties, which he made a case study for a critical view of the “genetic program” concept and to highlight the importance of stochasticity in cellular processes. His current historical work deals with the scientific publications early 19th century onwards as a tool to probe the dynamics of the scientific field and the question of problematic dissent in science.

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