Assignment 4

Assignment 4 - How was biotechnological differently framed...

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Assignment 4 Both Winickoff’s “Genome and Nation” and Mendelsohn’s “Frankenstein at Harvard” narrate the history of controversies at the intersection of biotechnology and democratic politics. In a well reasoned page of writing (double spaced), compare and contrast the two cases. Think especially about the idea of representation. Who represented and spoke for “science,” and who represented and spoke for the polity?
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Unformatted text preview: How was biotechnological differently framed by different communities? From which communities did resistance to the trajectory of scientific programs originate? Were these cases of intrusive meddling in science by unknowledgeable lay people, or stories about the productive and successful interaction of scientific and non-scientific communities?...
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