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Mike Fortun

in Promising Genomics: Iceland and deCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247505
eISBN:
9780520942615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247505.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The author has a brief history of collaboration with Skúli Sigurdsson; the first publication of his academic career was coauthored with Sigurdsson. But two different career paths on the two different ... More


DogXWhale

Mike Fortun

in Promising Genomics: Iceland and deCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247505
eISBN:
9780520942615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247505.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In this chapter, the author narrates his trip to Húsavík, Iceland for a meeting with deCODE Genetics CEO Kári Stefánsson. Kári and the deCODE team were presenting their plans, wants, needs, wishes, ... More


HistoryXFable

Mike Fortun

in Promising Genomics: Iceland and deCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247505
eISBN:
9780520942615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247505.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In the deCODE mass media stories, no one leveraged the saga effect better than Robert Kunzig in his December 1998 piece in Discover, “Blood of the Vikings.” The issue was on U.S. newsstands as the ... More


Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism

Tiago Saraiva

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035033
eISBN:
9780262335706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035033.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

“Fascist Pigs” investigates the breeding of new animals and plants embodying fascism. It details the role of technoscientific organisms in the national battles for food independence launched by ... More


Race and the FDA

Jonathan Kahn

in FDA in the Twenty-First Century: The Challenges of Regulating Drugs and New Technologies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171182
eISBN:
9780231540070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171182.003.0035
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

The FDA has played a prominent role in efforts to harmonize international regulatory schemes for pharmaceutical review and approval, including the promulgation of guidelines on the use of racial and ... More


Genetic Geographies: The Trouble with Ancestry

Catherine Nash

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816690633
eISBN:
9781452950723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690633.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

What might be wrong with genetic accounts of personal or shared ancestry and origins? Genetic studies are often presented as valuable ways of understanding where we come from and how people are ... More


Multiple Autisms: Spectrums of Advocacy and Genomic Science

Jennifer S. Singh

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816698301
eISBN:
9781452953694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698301.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Multiple Autisms investigates the emergence of autism as a genetic disorder and why the search for autism genes became a research priority for private and public funding agencies in the U.S. since ... More


Testing Fate: Tay-Sachs Disease and the Right to Be Responsible

Shelley Z. Reuter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699957
eISBN:
9781452955384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699957.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Testing Fate looks at the racialized history of Tay-Sachs in the US and UK in its construction as a Jewish disease from the late-nineteenth century through to the present era of geneticization, where ... More


Freedom, Exclusion, and Genetic Decision Making

Shelley Z. Reuter

in Testing Fate: Tay-Sachs Disease and the Right to Be Responsible

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699957
eISBN:
9781452955384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699957.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The conclusion of Testing Fate ties together the themes of the book and extends the argument of Chapter 5 by making the point that the “unfreedom” to fulfill one’s genetic responsibilities derives ... More


Promising Genomics: Iceland and deCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation

Michael Fortun

Roberto Reis (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247505
eISBN:
9780520942615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247505.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Part detective story, part exposé, and part travelogue, this book investigates one of the signature biotechnology stories of our time and, in so doing, opens a window onto the high-speed, high-tech, ... More


Introduction: Multiple Ways of Viewing Autism

Jennifer S. Singh

in Multiple Autisms: Spectrums of Advocacy and Genomic Science

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816698301
eISBN:
9781452953694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698301.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Despite a million dollar investments in autism genetics research over the past 20 years, a gene for autism has not been found. This chapter interrogates this question, develops the conceptual tools ... More


Introduction: What Is Race?

Ann Morning

in The Nature of Race: How Scientists Think and Teach about Human Difference

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520270305
eISBN:
9780520950146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270305.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The primary purpose of this book is to explore how scientists' concepts of race are transmitted to the public through formal education as well as other institutions. The scientific enterprise is ... More


PromisesXPromises

Mike Fortun

in Promising Genomics: Iceland and deCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247505
eISBN:
9780520942615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247505.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

It is no exaggeration to say that everything in Shoshana Felman's book on promising in Don Juan and in the philosophical writings of J. L. Austin is inscribed in its main title, The Scandal of the ... More


DistanceXComplicity

Mike Fortun

in Promising Genomics: Iceland and deCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247505
eISBN:
9780520942615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247505.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In a February 1999 article, Jeffrey Kahn of the University of Minnesota's Center for Bioethics commented that deCODE Genetics negotiated the right to Iceland's genome for $200 million, which seemed, ... More


NonXGovernmental Organization

Mike Fortun

in Promising Genomics: Iceland and deCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247505
eISBN:
9780520942615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247505.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Under the sign of complicity, the author and Icelandic non-governmental organization Mannvernd became more enfolded as 1998 folded into the twenty-first century. The author spoke under Mannvernd's ... More


IcelandXWorld

Mike Fortun

in Promising Genomics: Iceland and deCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247505
eISBN:
9780520942615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247505.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

One answer to the question “Where is the limit of Iceland?” would be “three miles offshore,” but only if you were a fishing boat and only if it was 1901. That was the territorial fishing limit ... More


PublicXPrivate

Mike Fortun

in Promising Genomics: Iceland and deCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247505
eISBN:
9780520942615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247505.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In March 2000, deCODE Genetics filed its registration statement, immediately electronically accessible, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. deCODE was planning to go public sometime in ... More


Open FutureXSafe Harbor

Mike Fortun

in Promising Genomics: Iceland and deCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247505
eISBN:
9780520942615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247505.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) provides a wealth of information on genomic companies and other corporations, and is the place where the “self-regulating” securities industry that ... More


ManiaXFundamentals

Mike Fortun

in Promising Genomics: Iceland and deCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247505
eISBN:
9780520942615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247505.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In 2000, the year of deCODE Genetics' initial public offering (IPO), there were an estimated sixty-seven biotechnology IPOs and secondary offerings, which raised a total of $39 billion–$30 billion ... More


PromiseXDisclosure

Mike Fortun

in Promising Genomics: Iceland and deCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247505
eISBN:
9780520942615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247505.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The many stories about genomics which increasingly appear on television, in newspapers and magazines, and on the Internet reinforce the standard story that this is an industry based on “genetic ... More


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