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  1. Biobanks act as the custodians for the access to and  responsible use of human biological samples and related data that have been generously donated by individuals to serve the public interest and scientific a...

    Authors: Kaya Akyüz, Gauthier Chassang, Melanie Goisauf, Łukasz Kozera, Signe Mezinska, Olga Tzortzatou and Michaela Th. Mayrhofer
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2021 17:10
  2. As with other areas of the social world, academic research in the contemporary healthcare setting has undergone adaptation and change. For example, research methods are increasingly incorporating citizen parti...

    Authors: Etain Quigley, Ingrid Holme, David M. Doyle, Aileen K. Ho, Eamonn Ambrose, Katie Kirkwood and Gerardine Doyle
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2021 17:9
  3. The use of nanotechnologies is important to reduce environmental health problems in Iran, so the present study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of nanotechnologies in environmental health. This is ...

    Authors: Zahra Aghalari, Hans-Uwe Dahms and Mika Sillanpää
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2021 17:8
  4. Anticipating the ethical impact of emerging technologies is an essential part of responsible innovation. One such emergent technology is the digital twin which we define here as a living replica of a physical sys...

    Authors: Eugen Octav Popa, Mireille van Hilten, Elsje Oosterkamp and Marc-Jeroen Bogaardt
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2021 17:6
  5. People with disabilities face attitudinal barriers including prejudice, stereotypes, and low expectations. Many young people without disabilities may doubt that people with disabilities can be fulfilling partn...

    Authors: Bewunetu Zewude and Tewodros Habtegiorgis
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2021 17:5
  6. Social struggles have led to the legal recognition of the rights of LGTBI+ people in some countries. Even so, violence against LGTBI+ people is a social problem throughout the world, and has resulted in the vu...

    Authors: Jorge-Manuel Dueñas, Sandra Racionero-Plaza, Patricia Melgar and Paquita Sanvicén-Torné
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2021 17:3
  7. Precision Medicine is driven by the idea that the rapidly increasing range of relatively cheap and efficient self-tracking devices make it feasible to collect multiple kinds of phenotypic data. Advocates of N = 1...

    Authors: Mira W. Vegter, Hub A. E. Zwart and Alain J. van Gool
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2021 17:1
  8. Responsible Research and Innovation (‘RRI’) is a cross-cutting priority for scientific research in the European Union and beyond. This paper considers whether the way such research is organised and delivered l...

    Authors: Michael Morrison, Miranda Mourby, Heather Gowans, Sarah Coy and Jane Kaye
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2020 16:13
  9. In 2016, the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) published its Forum Report on precision medicine “PRECISION MEDICINE - A GLOBAL ACTION PLAN FOR IMPACT”. Healthcare is undergoing a transformation, and it is...

    Authors: M. Walid Qoronfleh, Lotfi Chouchane, Borbala Mifsud, Maryam Al Emadi and Said Ismail
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2020 16:12
  10. In the United States alone, the prevalence of AD is expected to more than double from six million people in 2019 to nearly 14 million people in 2050. Meanwhile, the track record for developing treatments for A...

    Authors: Misha Angrist, Anna Yang, Boris Kantor and Ornit Chiba-Falek
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2020 16:11
  11. Freezers with biospecimen deposits became biobanks and later were networked at the pan-European level in 2013 under the Biobanking and BioMolecular Resources Research Infrastructure—European Research Infrastru...

    Authors: Violeta Argudo-Portal and Miquel Domènech
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2020 16:9
  12. This paper argues that data-driven medicine gives rise to a particular normative challenge. Against the backdrop of a distinction between the good and the right, harnessing personal health data towards the develo...

    Authors: Patrik Hummel and Matthias Braun
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2020 16:8
  13. Ideally, guidelines reflect an accepted position with respect to matters of concern, ranging from clinical practices to researcher behaviour. Upon close reading, authorship guidelines reserve authorship attrib...

    Authors: Bart Penders, Peter Lutz, David M. Shaw and David M. R. Townend
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2020 16:4
  14. Application of technologies has an important role in agricultural development. Identifying and assessing the impacts of agricultural technologies is necessary. This study aimed at assessing the impacts of lase...

    Authors: Somayeh Tohidyan Far and Kurosh Rezaei-Moghaddam
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2020 16:2
  15. Concern for and interest in research integrity has increased significantly during recent decades, both in academic and in policy discourse. Both in terms of diagnostics and in terms of therapy, the tendency in...

    Authors: Hub Zwart and Ruud ter Meulen
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2019 15:5
  16. In Western countries, a social trend toward delaying childbearing has been observed in women of reproductive age for the last two decades. This delay is due to different factors related to lifestyle, such as t...

    Authors: Pamela Tozzo, Antonio Fassina, Patrizia Nespeca, Gloria Spigarolo and Luciana Caenazzo
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2019 15:3
  17. The emergence of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) science movements is becoming a topic widely discussed in academia and policy, as well as by the general public and the media. While DIY approaches enjoy increasing diffus...

    Authors: Federico Ferretti
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2019 15:1
  18. Critics of the use of advanced biotechnologies in the agri-food sector (“New Breeding Techniques”, comprising CRISPR) demand a strict regulation of any such method, even more severe than rules applied to so-ca...

    Authors: Giovanni Tagliabue
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2018 14:25
  19. This paper presents a collaboration between social scientists and a chemist exploring the promises for new therapy development at the intersection between synthetic biology and nanotechnology. Drawing from eth...

    Authors: Matthew Kearnes, Declan Kuch and Angus Johnston
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2018 14:22
  20. The emerging field of synthetic biology, the (re-)designing and construction of biological parts, devices and systems for useful purposes, may simultaneously resolve some issues and raise others. In order to d...

    Authors: Afke Wieke Betten, Virgil Rerimassie, Jacqueline E. W. Broerse, Dirk Stemerding and Frank Kupper
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2018 14:21
  21. Biomedical research projects involving multiple partners from public and private sectors require coherent internal governance mechanisms to engender good working relationships. The DIRECT project is an example...

    Authors: Harriet J. A. Teare, Federico de Masi, Karina Banasik, Anna Barnett, Sanna Herrgard, Bernd Jablonka, Jacqueline W. M. Postma, Timothy J. McDonald, Ian Forgie, Piotr J. Chmura, Emil K. Rydzka, Ramneek Gupta, Soren Brunak, Ewan Pearson and Jane Kaye
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2018 14:20
  22. Synthetic biology is the engineering view on biotechnology that ultimately aims at fulfilling the quest of building an artificial cell. From the very first attempts of synthesizing life, this subject has made ...

    Authors: Manuel Porcar and Juli Peretó
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2018 14:19
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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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