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French DNA

Trouble in Purgatory

In 1993, an American biotechnology company and a French genetics lab developed a collaborative research plan to search for diabetes genes. But just as the project was to begin, the French government called it to a halt, barring the laboratory from sharing something never previously thought of as a commodity unto itself: French DNA.

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208 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1999

Anthropology: Cultural and Social Anthropology

History of Science


Table of Contents

1. Life as We Know It
2. Genomic Assemblages
3. Field Notes: The CEPH after Its Victory
4. Life: Dignity and Value
5. Millennium Comes to Paris
6. Normalization
EPILOGUE - The Anthropological Contemporary

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