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Biotech : the countercultural origins of an industry

Author: Eric James Vettel
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2006.
Series: Politics and culture in modern America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicling the birth of the biotechnology industry, Biotech shows how a cultural and political revolution in the 1960s resulted in a new scientific order--the practical application of biological knowledge supported by private investors expecting profitable returns eclipsed basic research supported by government agencies.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vettel, Eric James.
Biotech.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006041846
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric James Vettel
ISBN: 9780812203622 0812203623
OCLC Number: 859161640
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 273 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Preface --
1. The Setting, 1946 --
2. Patronage and Policy --
3 The Promise and Peril of the BVL --
4. The Ascent of Pure Research --
5. Research Life! --
6. A Season of Policy Reform --
7. Crossing the Threshold --
8. Cetus: History's First Biotechnology Company --
Conclusion: An End ... --
Notes --
Sources Consulted --
Index.
Series Title: Politics and culture in modern America.
Responsibility: Eric J. Vettel.
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