Further Reading: Biology and "Information"

For discussions of the history of cell lines, see Susan M. Squier, “Life and Death at Strangeways: The Tissue-Culture Point of View” and Hannah Landecker, “Immortality, In Vivo: A History of the HeLa Cell Line,” both in Biotechnology and Culture: Bodies, Anxieties, Ethics, edited by Paul E. Brodwin (Indianapolis: Indiana UP, 2000), pp. 27-52 and 53-72.

For discussions of the rise and nature of the information society, see Daniel Bell, The Coming of Post-Industrial Society, and Manuel Castells, The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture, 3 volumes (New York: Basil Blackwell, 1996-98).

For a useful and accessible discussion of the history and economics of information ownership, see Anne Wells Branscomb, Who Owns Information? From Privacy to Public Access (New York: Basic Books, 1994).

For a technical discussion of apoptosis, see Bruce Alberts et. al, Molecular Biology of the Cell (New York: Garland Science, 2002), pp. 1010-1026.