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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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“Mass Migration” and Technologies of Gene Manipulation

“Mass Migration” and Technologies of Gene Manipulation

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(p.53) Chapter Two “Mass Migration” and Technologies of Gene Manipulation
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Doogab Yi

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226216119.003.0002

Chapter 2 examines these changing dynamics, and the scientific and political genealogy of recombinant DNA technology. I argue that recombinant DNA technology derived from particular experimental opportunities, and from commitments to the biology of higher organisms; this occurred in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when molecular biology was experiencing an intellectual and political “crisis.”

Keywords:   recombinant DNA technology, Paul Berg, Peter Lobban, genetic engineering, cancer research, history of molecular biology, research and relevant knowledge, experimental dynamics, history of biomedical research

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