Book, Print in English

Making genes, making waves: a social activist in science

Jon Beckwith.
  • Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002.
  • 242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Subjects
Medical Subjects
Genre
  • Personal narratives.
  • Biography.
Summary
  • As part of the team who isolated a gene from a chromosome of a living organism, Jon Beckwith warned in 1969 against the dangers of genetic engineering. His treatise on science's social responsibility covers his history to the present day, including his conviction that research--while necessary and ambivalent in and of itself--can have unforeseen social outcomes.
Contents
  • note: 1. Quail Farmer and the Scientist
  • 2. Becoming a Scientist
  • 3. Becoming an Activist
  • 4. On Which Side Are the Angels?
  • 5. Tarantella of the Living
  • 6. Does Science Take a Back Seat to Politics?
  • 7. Their Own Atomic History
  • 8. 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. Scientist and the Quail Farmer.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-226) and index.
  • OCLC
ISBN
  • 0674009282
  • 9780674009288
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2002022747
  • OCLC: 49260826
  • OCLC: 49260826