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The DNA Mystique: The Gene As a Cultural Icon
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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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
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 While the genetic parts of the book are probably kind of outdated, it is a great look at the pitfalls of genetic technology.