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The DNA Mystique: The Gene As a Cultural Icon

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Nelkin and Lindee analyze the striking presence of genetic images in popular culture, where DNA has been touted as an explanation for personality, a source of crime, and the cause of individual success or failure.
Paperback, 286 pages
Published August 15th 1996 by W. H. Freeman (first published 1995)
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Megan
Apr 06, 2008 Megan rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone interested in learning about the ethics of genetic technology
Recommended to Megan by: Ann Kleinschmidt
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I read this book while I was working as a seminar assistant in college. While the genetic parts of the book are probably kind of outdated, it is a great look at the pitfalls of genetic technology.
Sarah
Jan 05, 2010 Sarah rated it really liked it
Anyone interested in how science is discussed by the public would like this book. It is easy to read and really interesting from a scientists perspective.
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Jan 03, 2011 Jasmine Fournier rated it it was amazing
This book was written by my thesis adviser. It does a really good job of tying social media to science. I am pro.
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Dec 31, 2010 Janelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. A very strong contribution to the Anthropology of Science.
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