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The Matrix of Stem Cell Research: An Approach to Rethinking Science in Society

The Matrix of Stem Cell Research: An Approach to Rethinking Science in Society

1st Edition

Christine Hauskeller, Arne Manzeschke, Anja Pichl
August 13, 2019

Stem cell research has been a problematic endeavour. For the past twenty years it has attracted moral controversies in both the public and the professional sphere. The research involves not only laboratories, clinics and people, but ethics, industries, jurisprudence, and markets. Today it...

Psychiatric Genetics: From Hereditary Madness to Big Biology

Psychiatric Genetics: From Hereditary Madness to Big Biology

1st Edition

Michael Arribas-Ayllon, Andrew Bartlett, Jamie Lewis
February 21, 2019

Psychiatric genetics has become ‘Big Biology’. This may come as a surprising development to those familiar with its controversial history. From eugenic origins and contentious twin studies to a global network of laboratories employing high-throughput genetic and genomic technologies, biological...

CyberGenetics: Health genetics and new media

CyberGenetics: Health genetics and new media

1st Edition

Anna Harris, Susan Kelly, Sally Wyatt
April 29, 2016

Online genetic testing services are increasingly being offered to consumers who are becoming exposed to, and knowledgeable about, new kinds of genetic technologies, as the launch of a 23andme genetic testing product in the UK testifies. Genetic research breakthroughs, cheek swabbing forensic...

Governing the Transatlantic Conflict over Agricultural Biotechnology: Contending Coalitions, Trade Liberalisation and Standard Setting

Governing the Transatlantic Conflict over Agricultural Biotechnology: Contending Coalitions, Trade Liberalisation and Standard Setting

1st Edition

Joseph Murphy, Les Levidow
February 28, 2016

Delays in approving genetically modified crops and foods in the European Union have led to a high profile trade conflict with the United States. This book analyses the EU-US conflict and uses it as a case study to explore the governance of new technologies. The transatlantic conflict over GM crops...

Risky Genes: Genetics, Breast Cancer and Jewish Identity

Risky Genes: Genetics, Breast Cancer and Jewish Identity

1st Edition

Jessica Mozersky
April 27, 2015

Ashkenazi Jews have the highest known population risk of carrying specific mutations in the high-risk breast cancer genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2. So what does it mean to be told you have an increased risk of genetic breast cancer because you are of Ashkenazi Jewish origin? In a time of ever-increasing...

Gender and Genetics: Sociology of the Prenatal

Gender and Genetics: Sociology of the Prenatal

1st Edition

Kate Reed
April 27, 2015

Prenatal screening for genetic disorders is becoming an increasingly widespread phenomenon across the globe. While studies have highlighted the importance of women’s experiences of such screening, little is known about men’s roles and direct involvement in this process. With a focus on the...

Science and Democracy: Making Knowledge and Making Power in the Biosciences and Beyond

Science and Democracy: Making Knowledge and Making Power in the Biosciences and Beyond

1st Edition

Stephen Hilgartner, Clark Miller, Rob Hagendijk
March 12, 2015

In the life sciences and beyond, new developments in science and technology and the creation of new social orders go hand in hand. In short, science and society are simultaneously and reciprocally coproduced and changed. Scientific research not only produces new knowledge and technological systems...

Knowing New Biotechnologies: Social Aspects of Technological Convergence

Knowing New Biotechnologies: Social Aspects of Technological Convergence

1st Edition

Matthias Wienroth, Eugénia Rodrigues
March 05, 2015

The areas of personal genomics and citizen science draw on – and bring together – different cultures of producing and managing knowledge and meaning. They also cross local and global boundaries, are subjects and objects of transformation and mobility of research practices, evaluation and...

The Gene, the Clinic, and the Family: Diagnosing Dysmorphology, Reviving Medical Dominance

The Gene, the Clinic, and the Family: Diagnosing Dysmorphology, Reviving Medical Dominance

1st Edition

Joanna Latimer
March 04, 2015

While some theorists argue that medicine is caught in a relentless process of ‘geneticization’ and others offer a thesis of biomedicalization, there is still little research that explores how these effects are accomplished in practice. Joanna Latimer, whose groundbreaking ethnography on acute...

Regulating Next Generation Agri-Food Biotechnologies: Lessons from European, North American and Asian Experiences

Regulating Next Generation Agri-Food Biotechnologies: Lessons from European, North American and Asian Experiences

1st Edition

Michael Howlett, David Laycock
August 15, 2014

Agri-food bio-technology policy and regulation is transitioning from an early period focused on genetic engineering technologies to ‘next-generation’ rules and regulatory processes linked to challenges originating in a wide variety of new technological processes and applications. Can lessons...

Human Cloning in the Media: From Science Fiction to Science Practice

Human Cloning in the Media: From Science Fiction to Science Practice

1st Edition

Joan Haran, Jenny Kitzinger, Maureen McNeil, Kate O'Riordan
May 19, 2014

This book examines the making of human cloning as an imaginary practice and scientific fact. It explores the controversies surrounding both ‘therapeutic cloning’ for stem cell research and ‘reproductive’ cloning. The authors analyse the cultural production of cloning, how practices and...

New Genetics, New Social Formations

New Genetics, New Social Formations

1st Edition

Peter Glasner, Paul Atkinson, Helen Greenslade
May 19, 2014

New genetic technologies cut across a range of public regulatory domains and private lifeworlds, often appearing to generate an institutional void in response to the complex challenges they pose. As a result, a number of new social formations are being developed to legitimate public engagement and...

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