Retroviruses: A broad view of SARS-COV-2 and its relatives, with a narrative essay on the current state of biomedical sciences

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The actual “pandemic” times, beside their burden of sorrow in terms of both victims, destruction of societal links and economic consequences, are an unprecedented occasion to give a closer look to the status of biomedical research. Beside the undoubted technological advances, the general impression is alarming: the fragmentation of science culture prevents any wise synthesis of the many aspects involved in a global phenomenon as SARS-CoV-2 epidemics. Here we try to acquire a “detached” view to some evolutionary and physiological aspects of the human-virus interaction highlighting the need to revitalize science by a strong departure from ultra-specialization toward a real integration of different fields of investigation.

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Alessandro Giuliani - Dipartimento Ambiente e Salute, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

Carlo Modanesi

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Giuliani, A., & Modonesi, C. (2022). Retroviruses: A broad view of SARS-COV-2 and its relatives, with a narrative essay on the current state of biomedical sciences. Annali dell’Istituto Superiore Di Sanità, 58(2), 85-92. Retrieved from https://annali.iss.it/index.php/anna/article/view/1447
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