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  1. Content type: Research

    The extent to which machine metaphors are used in synthetic biology is striking. These metaphors contain a specific perspective on organisms as well as on scientific and technological progress. Expressions suc...

    Authors: Joachim Boldt

    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2018 14:12

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  2. Content type: Review

    The Council of Europe’s legal regulation concerning development of biology and medicine undoubtedly form the most interesting, but certainly not perfect, over-national system of protection of human beings in p...

    Authors: Oktawian Nawrot

    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2018 14:11

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    This paper poses the question of whether people have a duty to participate in digital epidemiology. While an implied duty to participate has been argued for in relation to biomedical research in general, digit...

    Authors: Brent Mittelstadt, Justus Benzler, Lukas Engelmann, Barbara Prainsack and Effy Vayena

    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2018 14:9

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    Communication by public authorities during a crisis situation is an essential and indispensable part of any response to a situation that may threaten both life and property. In the online connected world possi...

    Authors: Paul Quinn

    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2018 14:4

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    In this article we explore how diagnostic and therapeutic technologies shape the lived experiences of illness for patients. By analysing a wide range of examples, we identify six ways that technology can (tran...

    Authors: Bjørn Hofmann and Fredrik Svenaeus

    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2018 14:3

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    Emerging RRI practices have goals with respect to learning, governance and achieving RRI outcomes (action). However, few practices actually achieve the action phase as actors lack room to manoeuvre, and lack g...

    Authors: Irja Marije de Jong, Frank Kupper and Jacqueline Broerse

    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2018 14:2

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    Digital Epidemiology is a new field that has been growing rapidly in the past few years, fueled by the increasing availability of data and computing power, as well as by breakthroughs in data analytics methods...

    Authors: Marcel Salathé

    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2018 14:1

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    We address the question “does digital epidemiology represent an epistemic shift in infectious disease epidemiology” from a statistician’s viewpoint. Our main argument is that infectious disease epidemiology ha...

    Authors: Michael Höhle

    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2017 13:17

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  9. Content type: Research

    The present article allows to explore, analyze and reflect on the consequences and problems posed by biobanks and attempts to prove the need of social and humanitarian support in establishing and functioning o...

    Authors: E. V. Bryzgalina, K. Y. Alasania, T. A. Varkhotov, S. M. Gavrilenko and E. M. Shkomova

    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2017 13:15

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    The concept of mutual responsiveness is currently based on little empirical data in the literature of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). This paper explores RRI’s idea of mutual responsiveness in the l...

    Authors: Matti Sonck, Lotte Asveld, Laurens Landeweerd and Patricia Osseweijer

    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2017 13:14

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    Metaphors are not just decorative rhetorical devices that make speech pretty. They are fundamental tools for thinking about the world and acting on the world. The language we use to make a better world matters...

    Authors: Carmen McLeod and Brigitte Nerlich

    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2017 13:13

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    Intensified and extensive data production and data storage are characteristics of contemporary western societies. Health data sharing is increasing with the growth of Information and Communication Technology (...

    Authors: Brígida Riso, Aaro Tupasela, Danya F. Vears, Heike Felzmann, Julian Cockbain, Michele Loi, Nana C. H. Kongsholm, Silvia Zullo and Vojin Rakic

    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2017 13:12

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  13. Content type: Research

    Scientific risk evaluations are constructed by specific evidence, value judgements and biological background assumptions. The latter are the framework-setting suppositions we apply in order to understand some ...

    Authors: Elena Rocca and Fredrik Andersen

    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2017 13:11

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