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A Simpler Life: Synthetic Biological Experiments

Talia Dan-Cohen


This book approaches the developing field of synthetic biology by focusing on the experimental and institutional lives of practitioners in two labs at Princeton University. It highlights the distance between hyped technoscience and the more plodding and entrenched aspects of academic research. The book follows practitioners as they wrestle with experiments, attempt to publish research findings, and navigate the ins and outs of academic careers. It foregrounds the practices and rationalities of these pursuits that give both researchers' lives and synthetic life their distinctive contemporary fo ... More

Keywords: synthetic biology, Princeton University, hyped technoscience, academic research, academic technoscience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501753442
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501753442.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Talia Dan-Cohen, author
Washington University in St. Louis