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The Recombinant UniversityGenetic Engineering and the Emergence of Stanford Biotechnology$
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Doogab Yi

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226143835

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226216119.001.0001

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Communal Form of DNA Research

Communal Form of DNA Research

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(p.18) Chapter One Communal Form of DNA Research
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The Recombinant University
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Doogab Yi

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226216119.003.0001

Chapter 1 examines the establishment of Stanford Medical School’s Biochemistry Department. I detail how this “DNA Department” developed its own style of research management and collaboration involving the financial and material arrangements among faculty members. Stanford biochemists’ moral and political economies of sharing provide an important background with which we can examine the dynamics between experimental developments and research environments.

Keywords:   Arthur Kornberg, Department of Biochemistry at Stanford University, moral economy, communal structure of science

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