A handbook that discusses the social, political, ethical and economic consequences and implications of the new bio-sciences. It takes and interdisciplinary approach providing a synoptic overview of contemporary international social science research on genetics, genomics and the new life sciences.
This is 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 and 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 themes 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.
Genetics and Society: Perspectives from the Twenty-first Century Part 1: Biomedical Applications of New Genetic Technologies 1. Introduction 2. Biomedicalising Genetic Health, Diseases and Identities 3. Stem Cells, Translational Research and the Sociology of Science 4. Reproductive Genetics: From Choice to Ambivalence and Back Again 5. Localizing Genetic Testing and Screening in Cyprus and Germany: Contingencies, Continuities, Ordering Effects and Bio-cultural Intimacy 6. Nutrigenomics Part 2: Commercialisation Genomes and Markets 7. Introduction 8. Making Europe Unsafe for Agbiotech 9. Genetic Information and Insurance Underwriting: Contemporary Issues and Approaches in the Global Economy 10. On a Critical Path: Genomics, the Crisis of Pharmaceutical Productivity and the Search for Sustainability 11. States, Markets and Networks in Bioeconomy Knowledge Value Chains Part 3: Representations of Genomics 12. Introduction 13. Stakeholder Representations in Genomics 14. Human Genetics and Cloning in the Media: Mapping the Research Field 15. Cultural Imaginaries and Laboratories of the Real: Representing the Genetic Sciences 16. Genes In Our kNot Part 4: Regulation: Expressing the Gene 17. Introduction 18. Law and Regulation 19. Forensic DNA Databases and Biolegality: The Co-Production of Law, Surveillance Technology and Suspect Bodies 20. Bio-Banks and the Challenges of Governance, Legitimacy and Benefit Part 5: Bioethics and Genetics 21. Introduction 22. Rethinking Privacy in the Genetics Age 23. Bioethics and Human Genetic Engineering 24. Towards a Bioethics of Disability and Impairment 25. Ethical Perspectives on Animal Biotechnology Part 6: Diversity and Justice 26. Introduction 27. Religion and Nationhood: Collective Identities and the New Genetics 28. Extravagance or the Good and the Bad of Genetic Diversity 29. Eugenics 30. Human Dignity and Biotechnology Policy Part7: New Forms of Knowledge Production 31. Introduction 32. Centralising Labels to Distribute Data: The Regulatory Role of Genomic Consortia 33. Innovative Genetic Technologies, Governance and Social Accountability 34. Genomic Platforms and Hybrid Formations