Chapter

Introduction

in Genomes and What to Make of Them

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780226172958
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226172965 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226172965.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter first sets out the book's main purpose, which is to convey some sense of the new powers with which we are being endowed as genomics and a new molecular genetics grow out of traditional genetics, and of the likely impact and significance of those powers and their use. A second, equally important objective is to convey how knowledge, in the sense of theories, schemas, and ideas, has also changed in this context, along with powers and techniques. An overview of the subsequent chapters is then presented.

Keywords: genomics; molecular genetics; knowledge; theories

Chapter.  7823 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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