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Designing human practices : an experiment with synthetic biology

Author: Paul Rabinow; Gaymon Bennett
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012.
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In 2006 anthropologists Paul Rabinow and Gaymon Bennett set out to rethink the role that human sciences play in biological research, creating the Human Practices division of the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center--a facility established to create design standards for the engineering of new enzymes, genetic circuits, cells, and other biological entities--to formulate a new approach to the ethical,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rabinow, Paul.
Designing Human Practices : An Experiment with Synthetic Biology.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Rabinow; Gaymon Bennett
ISBN: 9780226703152 0226703150 1280491825 9781280491825
OCLC Number: 793511381
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction: A Productive Experiment; Part I: Human Practices: Diagnosis; 1. The Setting; 2. Principles of Design 2006- 2007; 3. Interfacing the Human and Biosciences 2007; 4. Synthetic Biology 2008; 5. Lessons Learned 2009; Part II: Human Practices: Inquiry; 6. Recapitulation and Reorientation 2009; 7. The Second Wave of Synthetic Biology 2009; 8. A Mode 3 Experiment: Figuring Dual --
Use; 9. Toward the Second Wave of Human Practices 2010; 10. Lessons Learned 2010; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Paul Rabinow and Gaymon Bennett.

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