Michael Fortun

Michael Fortun

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MICHAEL FORTUN is a historian and anthropologist of the life sciences whose research has focused on the contemporary science, culture, and political economy of genomics. His work has covered the policy, scientific, and social history of the Human Genome Project in the U.S.; the growth of commercial genomics and bioinformatics in the speculative economies of the 1990s; and the emergence of transdisciplinary research programs in toxicogenomics, addiction, and environmental health. He is an associate professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

 

 

He is the author of:

Muddling Through: Pursuing Science and Truth in the Twenty-first Century