French DNA: Trouble in Purgatory

Paperback | November 1, 2002

byPaul Rabinow

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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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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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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.

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:November 1, 2002Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226701514

ISBN - 13:9780226701516

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Table of Contents

Introduction
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
Notes
Bibligraphy
Acknowledgments