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Handbook of Genomics, Health and Society

Edited by: Sahra Gibbon , Barbara Prainsack , Stephen Hilgartner , Janelle Lamoreaux

Print publication date:  April  2018
Online publication date:  April  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138211957
eBook ISBN: 9781315451695
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The Handbook provides an essential resource at the interface of Genomics, Health and Society, and forms a crucial research tool for both new students and established scholars across biomedicine and social sciences. Building from and extending the first Routledge Handbook of Genetics and Society, the book offers a comprehensive introduction to pivotal themes within the field, an overview of the current state of the art knowledge on genomics, science and society, and an outline of emerging areas of research.

Key themes addressed include the way genomic based DNA technologies have become incorporated into diverse arenas of clinical practice and research whilst also extending beyond the clinic; the role of genomics in contemporary ?bioeconomies?; how challenges in the governance of medical genomics can both reconfigure and stabilise regulatory processes and jurisdictional boundaries; how questions of diversity and justice are situated across different national and transnational terrains of genomic research; and how genomics informs ? and is shaped by ? developments in fields such as epigenetics, synthetic biology, stem cell, microbial and animal model research.

Presenting cutting edge research from leading social science scholars, the Handbook provides a unique and important contribution to the field. It brings a rich and varied cross disciplinary social science perspective that engages with both the history and contemporary context of genomics and ?post-genomics?, and considers the now global and transnational terrain in which these developments are unfolding.

Chapters 13 and 28 of this book are freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction to Handbook of Genomics, Health and Society  Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Biomedicalization in the Postgenomic Age Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Genomics and big data in biomedicine Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Mainstreaming genomics and personal genetic testing Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Bringing genetics into the clinic: the evolution of genetic testing and counselling Download PDF
Chapter  7:  From quality control to informed choice: understanding “good births” and prenatal genetic testing in contemporary urban China Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Limits to biocapital Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Gendered bioeconomies Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Genomic hope: promise in the bioeconomy Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Neoliberalism on drugs Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The value of the imagined biological in policy and society Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Responsible research and innovation Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Human Genome Project and the legacy of its ethics programs Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Patenting Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Genomic platforms and clinical research Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Diagnostics Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Collection and protection of genomic data Download PDF
Chapter  21:  In CRISPR’s world: genome editing and the politics of global science Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Disability and the challenge of genomics Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Eugenics and enhancement in contemporary genomics Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Genomics and insurance Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Power asymmetries, participation, and the idea of personalised medicine Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Excavating difference: race in genomic medicine Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Genomics in emerging and developing economies Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Epigenetics Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Environmental epigenetics and suicide risk at a molecular scale Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Stem cells: global cells, local cultures Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Co-producing animal models and genetic science Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Making microbiomes Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Behavior genetics: boundary crossings and epistemic cultures Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Synthetic biology Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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