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  1. The International Legal Governance of the Human Genome

    By Chamundeeswari Kuppuswamy

    Series: Genetics and Society

    The human genome is a well known symbol of scientific and technological progress in the 21st century. However, concerns about the exacerbation of inequalities between the rich and the poor, the developing and the developed states, the healthy and the unhealthy are causing problems for the progress...

    Published May 10th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Local Cells, Global Science

    The Rise of Embryonic Stem Cell Research in India

    By Aditya Bharadwaj, Peter Glasner

    Series: Genetics and Society

    One of the first studies of an exciting new development in global biotechnology, this cutting edge text examines the extent of the transnational movements of tissues, stem cells, and expertise, in the developing governance framework of India. Documenting the impact of local and global governance...

    Published May 6th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Community Genetics and Genetic Alliances

    Eugenics, Carrier Testing, and Networks of Risk

    By Aviad E. Raz

    Series: Genetics and Society

    Carrier testing of adults provides information about the risk of passing a genetic mutation to your children, leading to reproductive (and some say, eugenic) decisions. Excessive carrier screening may have adverse effects, but it can also prevent suffering and open up new reproductive options....

    Published February 20th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Genetics and Global Public Health

    Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia

    Edited by Simon M. Dyson, Karl Atkin

    Sickle cell and thalassaemia are among the world’s most common genetic conditions. They are especially common in Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia. They affect all ethnic groups but they particularly impact on minority ethnic groups in North America, Europe and Australasia....

    Published January 15th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Debating Human Genetics

    Contemporary Issues in Public Policy and Ethics

    By Alexandra Plows

    Series: Genetics and Society

    Debating Human Genetics is based on ethnographic research focusing primarily on the UK publics who are debating and engaging with human genetics, and related bio and techno-science. Drawing on recent interviews and data, collated in a range of public settings, it provides a unique overview of...

    Published July 8th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Biomedicine as Culture

    Instrumental Practices, Technoscientific Knowledge, and New Modes of Life

    Edited by Regula Valérie Burri, Joseph Dumit

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    This volume offers interdisciplinary perspectives on contemporary biomedicine as a cultural practice. It brings together leading scholars from cultural anthropology, sociology, history, and science studies to conduct a critical dialogue on the culture(s) of biomedical practice, discussing its...

    Published June 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  7. Reconstructing Motherhood and Disability in the Age of Perfect Babies

    By Gail Landsman

    Examining mothers of newly diagnosed disabled children within the context of new reproductive technologies and the discourse of choice, this book uses anthropology and disability studies to revise the concept of "normal" and to establish a social environment in which the expression of full lives...

    Published August 19th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Race in Contemporary Medicine

    Edited by Sander L. Gilman

    With the first patent being granted to “BiDil,” a combined medication that is deemed to be most effective for a specific “race,” African-Americans for a specific form of heart failure, the on-going debate about the effect of the older category of race has been renewed. What role should “race” play...

    Published December 20th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Human Cloning in the Media

    From Science Fiction to Science Practice

    By Joan Haran, Jenny Kitzinger, Maureen McNeil, Kate O'Riordan

    Series: Genetics and Society

    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...

    Published October 24th 2007 by Routledge

  10. New Genetics, New Identities

    Edited by Paul Atkinson, Peter Glasner, Helen Greenslade

    Series: Genetics and Society

    What implications are applications of new genetic technologies in biomedicine having on social identity in today’s society? New Genetics, New Identities, a wide-ranging multi-disciplinary volume in the CESAGen Genetics & Society Book series, presents not only theoretical reflection but also...

    Published December 13th 2006 by Routledge