Promising Genomics: Iceland And Decode Genetics In A World Of Speculation
Promising Genomics: Iceland And Decode Genetics In A World Of Speculation
Promising Genomics: Iceland And Decode Genetics In A World Of Speculation
Promising Genomics: Iceland And Decode Genetics In A World Of Speculation

Promising Genomics: Iceland And Decode Genetics In A World Of Speculation

  • Publish Date: 2008-09-02
  • Binding: Paperback
Vendor
University of California Press
Regular price
$52.08
Sale price
$17.46
Quantity must be 1 or more

Attention: For textbook, access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.

Arrives in 3-7 Business Days

Part detective story, part expos, 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 Halldr 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.

Customer Reviews