Deconstructing Biotechnology

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Science  15 Jul 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5733, pp. 384
DOI: 10.1126/science.1114034

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The Global Genome. Biotechnology, Politics, and Culture. By Eugene Thacker. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2005. 440 pp. $39.95, £25.95. ISBN 0-262-20155-0. Leonardo Books.

Exploring the relations among DNA as material in a test tube, a sequence in a database, and economically valuable information in a patent, the author argues that these entities and their relations are redefining our notions of biological life.