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Jigsaw Week 1: Genetics…Life Itself?. TED Presentation: “James Watson on How He Discovered DNA”. http:// www.ted.com /talks/ lang / eng / james_watson_on_how_he_discovered_dna.html. Jigsaw Week 1: Genetics…Life Itself?. t his week’s topics:. Gender and genetics’ origin story

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Jigsaw Week 1: Genetics…Life Itself?


TED Presentation:“James Watson on How He Discovered DNA”

  • http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/james_watson_on_how_he_discovered_dna.html


Jigsaw Week 1: Genetics…Life Itself?


this week’s topics:

  • Gender and genetics’ origin story

  • Role of reductionism & fetishism

    -the “gay gene’

    -the “fat gene”

  • Role of industry, law, & economics

  • Its influence on food: what we eat & how we grow it

  • Fine line between art & science…creative aspect

  • Ethics of creating “artificial” nature

  • -Ethics of copying nature


Reflection #6

  • Why did DNA become ideologically coded as “the book of life”?

  • According to Hubbard, what role did gender play in the origin story of genetics?


Reductionism:

  • “nature becomes biology, biology becomes genetics, and the whole is instrumentalized in particular forms (Haraway, 134).

    Fetishism:

  • “things are mistakenly perceived as the generators of value….genes displace not only organisms but people and nonhumans …as generators of liveliness” (Haraway, 135).


Barbara McClintock


1962 Nobel Prize Winners


Rosalind Franklin


the double helix model


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