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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


LavaXLand

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/9780520247505.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Whether we are looking into Iceland, the United States, or another lava land somewhere in between, a book about promising genomics in the latter years of the twentieth century—a book about ... More


Yahoo!XFinance

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/9780520247505.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

After deCODE Genetics placed its initial public offering (IPO), announced in March 2000, on hold as NASDAQ tumbled through the spring, its underwriters, Morgan Stanley, decided to go ahead. The ... More


SameXDifference

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/9780520247505.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Throughout the disagreements, differences and debates over the Health Sector Database and deCODE Genetics, there were at least two words that appeared everywhere: Iceland was “isolated” and its ... 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


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


GenomicsXSlot Machines

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/9780520247505.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The Human Genome Project had overemphasized and overproduced what William Haseltine, CEO of Human Genome Sciences Inc., called “genetic genomics,” privileging the reference sequence for the human ... 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


FriendXAdvance Man

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


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


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


PresumedXConsent

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/9780520247505.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In an article in Nature entitled “Iceland's Doctors Rebuffed in Health Data Row,” Allison Abbott discussed how the Icelandic Medical Association (IMA) had failed to reach agreement with deCODE ... More


EthicsXExpediency

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/9780520247505.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In 1999, deCODE Genetics printed a “code of ethics” written by “a group of deCODE employees,” with the Ethics Institute of the University of Iceland listed as “Advisors.” No people were listed, just ... More


EverythingXNothing

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/9780520247505.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book has produced an ethnography of promises as they operated in and through genomics in Iceland and the United States. It might be thought of as a response to one overarching question, “How do ... 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


TrustXGullibility

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/9780520247505.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The author had looked to Iceland as an opportunity to step outside the inescapable politics of genomics and the Human Genome Project in the United States that he had been immersed in researching ... 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


CounterfeitXMoney

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/9780520247505.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

How does a genomic company such as deCODE Genetics put a price on the rights to future discoveries that might be wrought from the gathered blood of the Icelandic population? The question is even more ... More


KeikoXK.Co.

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/9780520247505.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Keiko the killer whale, known to millions as Free Willy, was liberated from a sea theme park in Mexico to the freedom of...well, an aquarium in Oregon. But then he was liberated from the Oregon ... More


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