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Introduction

in The Cuban Cure

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780226709178
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226709192 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226709192.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the biotechnology experience of Cuba. The first four chapters of this volume take a holistic look at the “making” of Cuban biotechnology in the 1980s and the sorts of practices that were involved while the last three chapters examine various points of intersection between this particular “Cuban” system of thought and the global norms and regulatory systems particular to the West. This chapter also highlights the opening of the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) in 1986 which marked the arrival of Cuba as a player in the international biotechnology scene.

Keywords: biotechnology; Cuba; system of thought; global norms; regulatory systems; CIGB; Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Chapter.  4571 words. 

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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