French DNA (Paperback)

Trouble in Purgatory

By Paul Rabinow

University of Chicago Press, 9780226701516, 208pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2002

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In 1993, an American biotechnology company and a French genetics lab developed a collaborative research plan to search for diabetes genes. But just as the project was to begin, the French government called it to a halt, barring the laboratory from sharing something never previously thought of as a commodity unto itself: French DNA.

About the Author

Paul Rabinow is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.