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Buy and Download Description Technological advances and new discoveries in the field of molecular biology are perhaps among the most significant historical and cultural developments to emerge in the last two decades. They have already radically altered, for example, the ways in which humans can produce food, identify genetically linked diseases, and potentially prevent and cure these diseases. In addition to advances in agriculture, pharmaceuticals and medicine, however, biotechnology has also generated a powerful cultural imagery. As the authors Dorothy Nelkin and Susan Lindee observed in their book The DNA Mystique (1995), 'the gene' plays an increasingly important role in popular culture, in understandings of what constitutes human variation and behavior, in discussions about families and bearing children, and in expectations of what the future holds for human health and well-being. Scholars such as Nelkin and Lindee contend that genetic imagery has become so pervasive in North America that the gene itself has become 'iconic' and, as such, is profoundly reshaping cultural consciousness in the twenty-first century. Technological advances and new discoveries in the field of molecular biology are perhaps among the most significant historical and cultural developments to emerge in the last two decades. They have already radically altered, for example, the
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