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A Genetic Code Napoléon?

Science  05 Nov 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5442, pp. 1095-1096
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5442.1095

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French DNA Trouble in Purgatory. Paul Rabinow. University of Chicago, Chicago, 1999. 209 pp. $25, £17.50. ISBN 0-226-70150-6.

Rabinow provides an anthropologist's account of the complex interactions among genomics, bioethics, patients groups, venture capital, nationalism, and governments that doomed a proposed Franco-American collaboration to identify diabetes genes.