Genetics: The New Genetics

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This article explores what is new about contemporary genetic research. The article examines the everyday work of genetic research and clinical practices in and beyond the laboratory; understandings of human biological variation, including race and ancestry; and the intersections of science, citizenship, and subjectivity. In examining these aspects of contemporary scientific knowledge production, the article demonstrates the deeply social nature of every aspect of contemporary genomics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
StatePublished - Mar 26 2015

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  • Biobanking
  • Biocapital
  • Cloning
  • ELSI (ethical, legal, and social implications)
  • Forms of life
  • Gene therapy
  • Genetic citizenship
  • Genetics
  • Genomic (or scientific) governance
  • Genomics
  • Human genome project
  • Life forms
  • New reproductive technologies
  • Race
  • Tissue culture


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