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From biotechnology to genomes : the meaning of the double helix

Author: Ph Goujon
Publisher: Singapore ; River Edge, N.J. : World Scientific Pub. Co., ©2001.
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Aimed at scientists and non-specialised readers alike, this book retraces the source of national and international biotechnology programmes by examining the origins of biotechnology and its political and economic interpretation by large nations.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ph Goujon
ISBN: 9789810243289 9810243286
OCLC Number: 49051474
Description: xxiv, 782 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Foreword v --
Introduction: The Essence of Life and the Labyrinth of --
the Genome xiii --
I The Invention of Biotechnology 1 --
1.1 The Origins of Biotechnology 5 --
1.2 The Emergence of a New Concept of Life 11 --
1.3 From Zymotechnology to Biotechnology 13 --
1.4 The Engineering of Nature --
Towards the Best of all --
Possible Worlds 21 --
1.5 Technique, Biology and the Development of Biotechnics 23 --
1.6 The Recognition of Biotechnology by the Institutions 43 --
2 Political Interpretations of Biotechnology and the Birth of --
the First Research Programs 62 --
2.1 The Example of the United States 64 --
2.2 Biotechnology in Japan: Economic Success and --
Ecological Failure 73 --
2.3 Germany and the Political Aspect of Biotechnology 78 --
2.4 The British Development of Biotechnology: Delayed --
Political Reaction 84 --
2.5 The French Reaction 90 --
2.6 The European Community and Biotechnology --
The --
Emergence of the First European Biotechnology Programs 92 --
3 The Foundations of the Heralded Revolution 116 --
3.1 From the Frontiers of Genetics to the Birth of --
Molecular Biology 116 --
3.2 The Secret of Life: DNA 126 --
3.3 The First Sequencing of a Protein: Insulin 135 --
3.4 Techniques of DNA Sequencing 139 --
3.5 Gene Money, or the Miracles Expected of Biotechnology 161 --
3.6 The Japanese Threat and the Human Frontier --
Science Program 174 --
4 Attack on the Genomes: The First Genetic and Physical Maps 182 --
4.1 The Problem of Gene Localization 182 --
4.2 Polymorphic Markers, Gene Mapping and the --
Great Gene Hunt 185 --
4.3 Towards a Complete Linkage Map 194 --
4.4 Physical Genome Mapping: The Reconstruction of a --
Complicated Puzzle 202 --
4.5 The First Physical Maps of Large Genomes 205 --
4.6 Towards a Physical Map of the Human Genome 215 --
5 The Human Genome Project and the International --
Sequencing Programs 217 --
5.1 The Ultimate Challenge: The Human Genome Project 218 --
5.2 The Department of Energy Initiative 230 --
5.3 The NIH Genome Project 245 --
5.4 HUGO, or the Difficulties of International Coordination 252 --
5.5 The Importance of Model Organisms 267 --
5.6 The International Dimensions of Genome Research: --
The First Stirrings in other Countries 273 --
6 European Biotechnology Strategy and Sequencing --
the Yeast Genome 327 --
6.1 Towards a New European Research Policy for --
Biotechnology 328 --
6.2 The 1980s: An Implementation of the 1983 Strategy? 341 --
6.3 BAP's First Year 353 --
6.4 The Revision of the BAP Program 359 --
6.5 The Origins and Nature of the Yeast Genome --
Sequencing Project 369 --
6.6 Critical Discussions and the Adoption of the Yeast --
Genome Sequencing Project 382 --
7 The Decryption of Life 421 --
7.1 The Structure and Organization of the European --
Yeast Genome Sequencing Network 421 --
7.2 A World First --
The Sequence for a Whole Eucaryote --
Chromosome: Chromosome III of the Yeast --
Saccharomyces cerevisiae 434 --
7.3 The Complete Sequence of the Genome and the --
Intensification of European Efforts 451 --
7.4 After the Sequence --
The Challenge of Functional --
Analysis 487 --
7.5 Sequences, Sequences and More Sequences 511 --
7.6 From Science to Economics 606 --
8 Conclusion: The Dreams of Reason or the New Biology's --
Dangerous Liaisons 643 --
8.1 Fascination but Anxiety Concerning Progress in the --
Life Sciences 643 --
8.2 Reductionism vis-a-vis the Complexity of Life 648 --
8.3 From Science to Ideology --
The Dangers of --
"The Genetic All" 658 --
8.4 The Health Excuse --
A New Utopia? 666 --
8.5 Behind Gene Therapy --
The Dangerous Liaisons --
of the New Biology 676 --
8.6 Convenient Reductionism 683 --
8.7 The Reasons Behind an Ideology 684 --
EPILOGUE 690 --
Dreams or Nightmares? Man Reasoned out by His Genes 690 --
Bibliography 693 --
Acronyms 751 --
Author Index 755 --
Subject Index 773.
Responsibility: Philippe Goujon.
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