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By Dorothy Nelkin

"The DNA Mystique is a warning sign to all who could brush off America's love affair with 'the gene' as a simply eccentric obsession."
--In those Times

"Nelkin and Lindee are to be warmly congratulated for beginning up this interesting box [of genetics in pop culture] to additional study."
--Nature

The DNA Mystique means that the gene in pop culture attracts on clinical principles yet isn't restricted by way of the technical definition of the gene as a piece of DNA that codes for a protein. In highlighting DNA because it appears to be like in cleaning soap operas, comedian books, advertisements, and different expressions of mass tradition, the authors suggest that those domain names offer severe insights into technology itself.

With a brand new advent and end, this variation will stay an enticing, obtainable, and provocative textual content for the sociology, anthropology, and bioethics school room, in addition to stimulating analyzing for these usually attracted to technological know-how and culture.

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