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Making PCR A Story of Biotechnology

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ISBN-10: 0226701476

ISBN-13: 9780226701479

Edition: 1996

Authors: Paul Rabinow

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Making PCR is the fascinating, behind-the-scenes account of the invention of one of the most significant biotech discoveries in our time--the polymerase chain reaction. Transforming the practice and potential of molecular biology, PCR extends scientists' ability to identify and manipulate genetic materials and accurately reproduces millions of copies of a given segment in a short period of time. It makes abundant what was once scarce--the genetic material required for experimentation. Making PCR explores the culture of biotechnology as it emerged at Certus Corporation during the 1980s and focuses on its distinctive configuration of scientific, technical, social, economic, political, and…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/10/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Paul Rabinow is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. �

Introduction
Toward Biotechnology
Cetus Corporation
PCR Experimental Milieu + the Concept
From Concept to Tool
Reality Check Conclusion
A Note on the Interviews
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography