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FriendXAdvance Man

Mike Fortun

in Promising Genomics

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2008 | ISBN: 9780520247505
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520942615 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520247505.003.0002
FriendXAdvance Man

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The author has a brief history of collaboration with Skúli Sigurdsson; the first publication of his academic career was coauthored with Sigurdsson. But two different career paths on the two different tectonic plates that diverge from each other under Iceland had kept additional layers from sedimenting into the friendship. So it was really through his work as advance man in September 1998, and on later trips, that Sigurdsson and the author became friends. In September 1998, on his first trip to Iceland, the author thought that deCODE Genetics was an interesting and potentially admirable project. Other ethnographers of Iceland at the time have suggested that “Iceland is emerging as the site of biotechnology and bioethics.”.

Keywords: Iceland; deCODE Genetics; Skúli Sigurdsson; biotechnology; bioethics; friendship

Chapter.  1406 words. 

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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