The books in this series, all based on original research, explore the social, economic and ethical consequences of the new genetic sciences. The series is based in the Cesagene, one of the centres forming the ESRC’s Genomics Network (EGN), the largest UK investment in social-science research on the implications of these innovations. With a mix of research monographs, edited collections, textbooks and a major new handbook, the series is a valuable contribution to the social analysis of developing and emergent bio-technologies.
CyberGenetics Health genetics and new media
The Gene, the Clinic, and the Family Diagnosing Dysmorphology, Reviving Medical Dominance
Gender and Genetics Sociology of the Prenatal
Regulating Next Generation Agri-Food Biotechnologies Lessons from European, North American and Asian Experiences
New Genetics, New Social Formations
By Christine Hauskeller, Arne Manzeschke, Anja Pichl
August 05, 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 ...
By Michael Arribas-Ayllon, Andrew Bartlett, Jamie Lewis
February 18, 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 ...
By Anna Harris, Susan Kelly, Sally Wyatt
April 28, 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 ...
By Joseph Murphy, Les Levidow
February 29, 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...
By Stephen Hilgartner, Clark Miller, Rob Hagendijk
September 09, 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 ...
By Joanna Latimer
February 27, 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 ...
By Matthias Wienroth, Eugénia Rodrigues
February 25, 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 ...
By Kate Reed
November 10, 2014
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 ...
By Jessica Mozersky
November 10, 2014
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 ...
By Michael Howlett, David Laycock
August 12, 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 ...
By Joan Haran, Jenny Kitzinger, Maureen McNeil, Kate O'Riordan
May 16, 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 ...
By Peter Glasner, Paul Atkinson, Helen Greenslade
May 16, 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 ...