Steven Shapin: What’s the Genome Worth?
20 March 2008
“... different capital requirements and different financial consequences. What changed everything was new technology. Just after he published the sequence of the adrenaline gene, Venter read a paper by LeroyHood that announced a radical new advance in the techniques of DNA sequencing. Hood and his colleagues had invented a machine that used fluorescent dyes, a laser-reading system, a photomultiplier ...”