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Wonderful Potencies?: Deep Structure and the Problem of Monopoly in Agricultural Biotechnology

William Boyd

in Engineering Trouble: Biotechnology and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237612
eISBN:
9780520937499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237612.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the transformation of agricultural breeding efforts under the influence of modern genetics and molecular biology. It addresses the legal developments that have allowed both for ... More


Human Heredity and Eugenics Make Their International Debut

in The Nazi Symbiosis: Human Genetics and Politics in the Third Reich

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226891767
eISBN:
9780226891798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226891798.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter introduces some of the major internationally renowned human geneticists and eugenicists who laid the foundations of this new science since the turn of the twentieth century, including ... More


Introduction: How Science Embraced the Racialization of Human Populations

Sheldon Krimsky

in Race and the Genetic Revolution: Science, Myth, and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156974
eISBN:
9780231527699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156974.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This introductory chapter briefly examines the persistence of the concept of human races within science and the impact of the concept on disparities among people of different geographical ancestries. ... More


Race and the Genetic Revolution: Science, Myth, and Culture

Sheldon Krimsky and Kathleen Sloan (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156974
eISBN:
9780231527699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156974.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Do advances in genomic biology create a scientific rationale for long-discredited racial categories? Chapters based in the fields of law, medicine, biology, sociology, history, anthropology, and ... More


Holistic Darwinism: Synergistic Selection and the Evolutionary Process

Peter A. Corning

in Holistic Darwinism: Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Bioeconomics of Evolution

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116136
eISBN:
9780226116334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116334.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents a critique of Neo-Darwinism and the case for Holistic Darwinism. It discusses the realization of the founding fathers of modern genetics and population biology concerning the ... More


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