Promising Genomics: Iceland and DeCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation (BOK)

Michael Fortun

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Part detective story, part expose, 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 Halldor 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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2008 Forfatter Michael Fortun
Forlag
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780520247512
Antall sider 343 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 485 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Anthropology, History of medicine, Medical genetics