The DNA Mystique: The Gene As a Cultural Icon

  title={The DNA Mystique: The Gene As a Cultural Icon},
  author={Leonard A. Cole and Dorothy Nelkin and M. Susan Lindee},
""The DNA Mystique" is a wake-up call to all who would dismiss America's love affair with 'the gene' as a merely eccentric obsession."--"In These Times" "Nelkin and Lindee are to be warmly congratulated for opening up this intriguing field [of genetics in popular culture] to further study."--"Nature" "The DNA Mystique" suggests that the gene in popular culture draws on scientific ideas but is not constrained by the technical definition of the gene as a section of DNA that codes for a protein… 
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