Crossing Over Genomics in the Public Arena

Heftet / 2005 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9781552381915
Publisert
2005
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University of Calgary Press
Aldersnivå
06, P
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Product language
Engelsk
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Heftet
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268
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406 gr
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228 mm
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152 mm
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16 mm
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Crossing Over Genomics in the Public Arena

Heftet / 2005 / Engelsk
Technologies of the life sciences offer tremendous possibilities but also numerous challenges. Crossing Over looks at the social and ethical issues around the new biology, particularly genomics and biotechnology. It examines the world of biotechnology from different perspectives, including economics, law, communications, the sciences, and bioethics. The contributors to this volume respond to questions such as: How will we ensure technologies adopted in genomics research are not just economically beneficial but also socially and environmentally sustainable? What is the impact of the media on the development of these technologies? What are the ethical implications? What governance arrangements are appropriate? How are citizens and consumers expected to participate? Crossing Over 's interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of biotechnology in society will ultimately contribute to our overall understanding of this hot-button issue and will help us make better-informed choices for the future.
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Promotes reflection on the socio-ethical and policy and regulatory aspects of genomics and biotechnology. This collection of essays illuminates the common themes surrounding this contested issue and considers the politics, public perception, ethics, media representations, and future possibilities of genomics.
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Introduction Edna Einsiedel Part 1: The Financial Pipeline The Challenge of Creating, Protecting, and Exploiting Networked Knowledge Peter W.B. Phillips From Bank to Bench to Pharmacy Shelf: Biotechnology and the Culture of Finance Usher Fleising and Charles Mather Part 2: Policies and Publics Agricultural Biotechnology in Europe at the Crossroads Helge Torgersen Angels of Vision: Stakeholders and Human Embryonic Stem Cell Policy Development Robin Downey, Rose Geransar, and Edna Einsiedel Part 3: From Public Percetpion to Public Participation -- Consumer Choice and Dicision--Making Involving Communities: A Matter of Trust and Communication Beatrice Godard Canadian Attitudes to Genetically Modified Food Michelle Veeman, Wiktor Adamowicz, Wuyang Hu, and Anne Hunnemeyer Part 4: Framing the Gene -- The Media Sphere Media Representations of Genetic Research Tania M. Bubela and Timothy Caulfield Lay People Actively Process Messages About Genetics Celeste M. Codit Telling Technological Tales: The Media and the Evolution of Biotechnology Edna Einsiedel Part 5: Second Thoughts -- Ethical Issues Ethical Analysis of Representation in the Governance of Biotechnology Michael M. Burgess The Regulation of Animal Biotechnology: At the Crossroads of Law and Ethics Lyne Letourneau Second Thoughts on Biobanks: The Icelandic Experience Gardar arnason Part 6: Reflections Beyond the Here and Now In Search of Nanoscale Economics: Intellectual Property and Nano--Mercantilism in the Pre--Assembler and Assembler Stages of Nanotechnology Michael D. Metha and Linda Goldenberg Inhuman, Superhuman, or Posthuman? Jon Turney Part 7: Conclusions The Future of Genomics Peter W.B. Phillips and Edna Einsiedel Contributors Index
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Edna Einsiedel is University Professor and Professor of Communications Studies in the Department of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary. She has been a member of numerous policy committees and written on biotechnology for the Canadian government. Edna Einsiedel is University Professor and Professor of Communications Studies in the Department of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary. She has been a member of numerous policy committees and written on biotechnology for the Canadian government. Timothy Caulfield is the Research Director of the Health Law Institute, professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, and a Senior Health Scholar with the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research. He is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy and an active researcher on the social issues associated with biotechnology. Frank Timmermans is a research assistant at the University of Calgary.
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ISBN13
9781552381915
Publisert
2005
Utgiver
Vendor
University of Calgary Press
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
268
Vekt
406 gr
Høyde
228 mm
Bredde
152 mm
Tykkelse
16 mm
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