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Title The recombinant university : genetic engineering and the emergence of Stanford biotechnology / Doogab Yi.
Imprint Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, [2015].


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 318 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Synthesis
Synthesis (University of Chicago. Press)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Description based on print version record.
Subject Stanford University -- History -- 20th century.
Stanford University.
Recombinant DNA -- Research -- California -- Stanford -- History -- 20th century.
Genetic engineering -- Research -- California -- Stanford -- History -- 20th century.
Biotechnology -- Research -- California -- Stanford -- History -- 20th century.
Genetic Engineering -- history.
California -- Stanford.
Genre History.
Contents Communal form of DNA research -- "Mass migration" and technologies of gene manipulation -- System of exchange in recombinant DNA research -- Moral and capitalistic economies of gene cloning -- Who owns what : private ownership and public interest in recombinant DNA technology in the 1970s -- Reenvisioning the biomedical enterprise in the age of commercial biotechnology.
Summary This title examines the history of biotechnology when it was new, especially when synonymous with recombinant DNA technology. It focuses on the academic community in the San Francisco Bay Area where recombinant DNA technology was developed and adopted as the first major commercial technology for genetic engineering at Stanford in the 1970s. The book argues that biotechnology was initially a hybrid creation of academic and commercial institutions held together by the assumption of a positive relationship between private ownership and the public interest.
Other Title Print version: Yi, Doogab, 1974- Recombinant university 9780226143835