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Making Genes, Making Waves: A Social Activist in Science
     

Making Genes, Making Waves: A Social Activist in Science

by Jon Beckwith, Beckwith, Jonathan R. Beckwith
 

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ISBN-10: 0674009282

ISBN-13: 9780674009288

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Harvard University Press

A thoroughly engrossing memoir that recounts Beckwith's halting steps toward scientific triumphs - among them, the discovery of the genetic element that turns genes on - as well as his emergence as a world-class political activist.

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A thoroughly engrossing memoir that recounts Beckwith's halting steps toward scientific triumphs - among them, the discovery of the genetic element that turns genes on - as well as his emergence as a world-class political activist.

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ISBN-13:
9780674009288
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.79(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Quail Farmer and the Scientist

2. Becoming a Scientist

3. Becoming an Activist

4. On Which Side Are the Angels?

5. The Tarantella of the Living

6. Does Science Take a Back Seat to Politics?

7. Their Own Atomic History

8. The Myth of the Criminal Chromosome

9. It's the Devil in Your DNA

10. I'm Not Very Scary Anymore

11. Story-Telling in Science

12. Geneticists and the Two Cultures

13. The Scientist and the Quail Farmer

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

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