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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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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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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