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KáriXdeCODE

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/9780520247505.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

If the distinction between the promised Health Sector Database and the corporate entity deCODE Genetics was a fine one, that between deCODE and its CEO Kári Stefánsson was practically fissureless. ... More


Epilogue: Dobzhansky’s Paradox and the Future of Racial Research

Michael Yudell and J. Craig Venter

in Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168748
eISBN:
9780231537995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168748.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter talks about how the continued claims for the utilization of race as a tool for classification are driven by four factors. Firstly, the reductionist ontology underlying genomic science ... More


Genomes and What to Make of Them

Barry Barnes and John Dupre

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226172958
eISBN:
9780226172965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226172965.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The announcement in 2003 that the Human Genome Project had completed its map of the entire human genome was heralded as a stunning scientific breakthrough. Since then, boasts about the benefits—and ... More


Synthesizing the Future

Helga Nowotny and Giuseppe Testa

in Naked Genes: Reinventing the Human in the Molecular Age

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262014939
eISBN:
9780262295802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014939.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The efficient arrangement of standards based on the measuring and unifying gaze of the molecular life sciences finds its correlate in standards of socially, politically, and ethically responsible ... More


Introduction

Gregory E. Kaebnick and Thomas H. Murray

in Synthetic Biology and Morality: Artificial Life and the Bounds of Nature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019392
eISBN:
9780262314961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019392.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

The Introduction contextualizes the purpose of the book, which is to discuss the ethical questions and concerns that arise in synthetic biology about the idea of creating a “synthetic cell.” ... More


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