Making DNA and its becoming an experimental commodity

  title={Making DNA and its becoming an experimental commodity},
  author={Dominic J Berry},
  journal={History and Technology},
  pages={374 - 404}
ABSTRACT This paper pursues the history of biology and technology in tandem. It focuses on DNA’s materiality regardless of informational properties. My emphasis on ‘making’ integrates attention to cultures of work in material histories of biology with analyses of the development of technical apparatuses and machines. When it comes to the history of DNA synthesis our materials are as much chemical as they are biological, which means that there is really a third history present, one that also… Expand
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