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The Recombinant University: Genetic Engineering and the Emergence of Stanford Biotechnology

Doogab Yi


This book examines the history of biotechnology when it was new, especially when it was synonymous with recombinant DNA technology. I focus on the academic community in the San Francisco Bay Area where recombinant DNA technology was developed and adopted as the first major commercial technology for genetic engineering at Stanford in the 1970s. This book examines the scientific and political genealogy of recombinant DNA technology, which encompassed the economic and legal transformations that triggered the technology’s commercialization, and the realignment of the public obligations and the mor ... More

Keywords: history of biotechnology, commercialization, genetic engineering, Stanford University, moral economy, intellectual property, history of the research university

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226143835
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226216119.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Doogab Yi, author
Seoul National University