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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Mar 26 2015|
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- ELSI (ethical, legal, and social implications)
- Forms of life
- Gene therapy
- Genetic citizenship
- Genomic (or scientific) governance
- Human genome project
- Life forms
- New reproductive technologies
- Tissue culture