Promising Genomics : Iceland and Decode Genetics in a World of Speculation (Paperback)

Author: Fortun, Mike

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Publisher Univ of California Pr
Mfg Part# 9780520247512
SKU 208085821
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0520247515
Release Date 9/1/2008
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 5.75L x 0.75T
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Editors Note Part detective story, part exposé, and part travelogue, Promising Genomics investigates one of the signature biotech stories of our time and, in so doing, opens a window onto the high-speed, high-tech, and high-finance world of genome science. In a luminous account, Mike Fortun investigates how deCODE Genetics, in Iceland, became one of the wealthiest companies of its kind, as well as one of the most scandalous, with its plan to use the genes and medical records of the entire Icelandic population for scientific research. Delving into the poetry of W. H. Auden, the novels of Halldór Laxness, and the perils of Keiko the killer whale, Fortun maps the contemporary genomics landscape at a time when we must begin to ask questions about what "life" is made of in the age of DNA, databases, and derivatives trading.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0330
Publisher University of California Press
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