Review of Evelyn Fox Keller, Refiguring Life: Metaphors of Twentieth-Century Biology
History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Science and Technology Studies
Moleuclar biology has attracted historical attention in recent years, prompted perhaps by the Human Genome Project, the rise of the biotechnology industry, or the exuberant participant-histories of the 1970s and 1980s. A satisfactory explanation of this scientific field and its cultural and political moorings has yet to appear but much new work is on the way.