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Handbook of Genetics and Society

Mapping the New Genomic Era

Edited by: Paul Atkinson , Peter Glasner , Margaret Lock

Print publication date:  July  2009
Online publication date:  July  2009

Print ISBN: 9780415410809
eBook ISBN: 9780203927380
Adobe ISBN: 9781134128778

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An authoritative Handbook which offers a discussion of the social, political, ethical and economic consequences and implications of the new bio-sciences. The Handbook takes an interdisciplinary approach providing a synoptic overview of contemporary international social science research on genetics, genomics and the new life sciences. It brings together leading scholars with expertise across a wide-ranging spectrum of research fields related to the production, use, commercialisation and regulation of genetics knowledge. The Handbook is structured into seven cross-cutting themes in contemporary social science research on genetics with introductions written by internationally renowned section editors who take an interdisciplinary approach to offer fresh insights on recent developments and issues in often controversial fields of study. The Handbook explores local and global issues and critically approaches a wide range of public and policy questions, providing an invaluable reference source to a wide variety of researchers, academics and policy makers.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Genetics and society Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Biomedicalising genetic health, diseases and identities Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Stem cells, translational research and the sociology of science Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Reproductive genetics Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Localising genetic testing and screening in Cyprus and Germany Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Nutrigenomics Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Making Europe unsafe for agbiotech Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Genetic information and insurance underwriting Download PDF
Chapter  11:  On a critical path Download PDF
Chapter  12:  State, markets and networks in bioeconomy knowledge value chains Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Stakeholder representations in genomics Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Human genetics and cloning in the media Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Cultural imaginaries and laboratories of the real Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Genes in our knot Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Genetics Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Forensic DNA databases and biolegality Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Biobanks and the challenges of governance, legitimacy and benefit Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Rethinking privacy in the genetic age Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Bioethics and human genetic engineering Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Towards a bioethics of disability and impairment Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Ethical perspectives on animal biotechnology Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Religion and nationhood Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Extravagance, or the good and the bad of genetic diversity Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Eugenics Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Human dignity and biotechnology policy Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Centralising labels to distribute data Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Innovative genetic technologies, governance and social accountability Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Genomic platforms and hybrid formations Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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