French DNA: Trouble in Purgatory

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University of Chicago Press, Oct 15, 1999 - Science - 208 pages
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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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FRENCH DNA: Trouble in Purgatory

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The dated story of a genetics research endeavor in the early 1990s as recounted by anthropologist Rabinow (UC Berkeley). The author was invited to spend part of 1994 at the Centre d‘Etude du ... Read full review

French DNA: trouble in purgatory

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Rabinow has written an interesting book about the failed negotiations between a French genetics lab, the Centre d' tude du Polymorphisme Humain (CEPH) and Millennium, an American biotech company that ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Paul Rabinow is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written numerous books, including Making PCR: A Story of Biotechnology and French Modern: Norms and Forms of the Social Environment, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

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