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  • The Matrix of Stem Cell Research

    An Approach to Rethinking Science in Society, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christine Hauskeller, Arne Manzeschke, Anja Pichl

    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…

    Hardback – 2019-08-30 
    Routledge
    Genetics and Society

  • The Masterpiece of Nature

    The Evolution and Genetics of Sexuality, 1st Edition

    By Graham Bell

    Originally published in 1982, The Masterpiece of Nature examines sex as representative of the most important challenge to the modern theory of evolution. The book suggests that sex evolved, not as the result of normal Darwinian processes of natural selection, but through competition between…

    Hardback – 2019-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Psychiatric Genetics

    From Hereditary Madness to Big Biology, 1st Edition

    By Michael Arribas-Ayllon, Andrew Bartlett, Jamie Lewis

    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…

    Hardback – 2019-02-21
    Routledge
    Genetics and Society

  • Biotech Juggernaut

    Hope, Hype, and Hidden Agendas of Entrepreneurial BioScience, 1st Edition

    By Tina Stevens, Stuart Newman

    Biotech Juggernaut: Hope, Hype, and Hidden Agendas of Entrepreneurial BioScience relates the intensifying effort of bioentrepreneurs to apply genetic engineering technologies to the human species and to extend the commercial reach of synthetic biology or "extreme genetic engineering." In 1980,…

    Paperback – 2019-02-01
    Routledge

  • Impressionable Biologies

    From the Archaeology of Plasticity to the Sociology of Epigenetics, 1st Edition

    By Maurizio Meloni

    During the twentieth century, genes were considered the controlling force of life processes, and the transfer of DNA the definitive explanation for biological heredity. Such views shaped the politics of human heredity: in the eugenic era, controlling heredity meant intervening in the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-16
    Routledge

  • CyberGenetics

    Health genetics and new media, 1st Edition

    By Anna Harris, Susan Kelly, Sally Wyatt

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Genomics, Health and Society

    2nd Edition

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

    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,…

    Hardback – 2018-04-09
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • The New Evolutionary Sociology

    Recent and Revitalized Theoretical and Methodological Approaches, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan H. Turner, Richard S. Machalek

    For decades, evolutionary analysis was overlooked or altogether ignored by sociologists. Fears and biases persisted nearly a century after Auguste Comte gave the discipline its name, as did concerns that its effect would only reduce sociology to another discipline – whether biology,…

    Paperback – 2018-03-19
    Routledge
    Evolutionary Analysis in the Social Sciences

  • Bioethics, Genetics and Sport

    1st Edition

    By Silvia Camporesi, Mike McNamee

    Advances in genetics and related biotechnologies are having a profound effect on sport, raising important ethical questions about the limits and possibilities of the human body. Drawing on real case studies and grounded in rigorous scientific evidence, this book offers an ethical critique of…

    Paperback – 2018-03-08
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • Un-making Environmental Activism

    Beyond Modern/Colonial Binaries in the GMO Controversy, 1st Edition

    By Doerthe Rosenow

    Much environmental activism is caught in a logic that plays science against emotion, objective evidence against partisan aims, and human interest against a nature that has intrinsic value. Radical activists, by contrast, play down the role of science in determining environmental politics, but read…

    Hardback – 2017-11-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

  • Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Evolutionary Narratives

    1st Edition

    By Venla Oikkonen

    Since the early 1990s, evolutionary psychology has produced widely popular visions of modern men and women as driven by their prehistoric genes. In Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Evolutionary Narratives, Venla Oikkonen explores the rhetorical appeal of evolutionary psychology by viewing it…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge
    Transformations

  • Eugenics, Literature, and Culture in Post-war Britain

    1st Edition

    By Clare Hanson

    This book explores eugenics in its wider social context and in literary representations in post-war Britain. Drawing on a wide range of sources in medicine, social and educational policy, genetics, popular science, science fiction, and literary texts, Hanson tracks the dynamic interactions between…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

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