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The Human Genome Diversity Project : an ethnography of scientific practice

Author: Amade M'charek
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series: Cambridge studies in society and the life sciences.
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The Human Genome Diversity Project was an important and controversial programme of research arising from debates surrounding the mapping of the human genome. This book is based on an ethnography of laboratory practice and explores issues around standardization, naturalisation and diversity.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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M'charek, Amade.
Human Genome Diversity Project.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004052648
(OCoLC)55600894
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amade M'charek
ISBN: 0511080832 9780511080838 0511080077 9780511080074
OCLC Number: 60717504
Description: 1 online resource (x, 213 pages).
Contents: Preliminaries; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Technologies of population: making differences and similarities between Turkish and Dutch males; 3 Ten chimpanzees in a laboratory: how a human genetic marker may become a good genetic marker for typing chimpanzees; 4 Naturalization of a reference sequence: Anderson or the mitochondrial Eve of modern genetics; 5 The traffic in males and other stories on the enactment of the sexes in studies of genetic lineage; 6 Technologies of similarities and differences, or how to do politics with DNA; Glossary; References; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in society and the life sciences.
Responsibility: Amade M'charek.
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