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  1. While it would be difficult to dispute that individuals vary in their facility with both their native language and with foreign languages, a central tenet of modern linguistics has been that such variation is ...

    Authors: Alison Wray

    Citation: Genomics, Society and Policy 2008 4:58

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  2. Is the gene 'special' for historians? What effects, if any, has the notion of the 'gene' had on our understanding of history? Certainly, there is a widespread public and professional perception that genetics a...

    Authors: Roberta Bivins

    Citation: Genomics, Society and Policy 2008 4:12

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  3. In answering the question 'what is special about the gene' from a literary perspective, the article suggests that if literary appreciation is often seen as a mark of human exceptionalism, knowledge of the gene...

    Authors: David Amigoni

    Citation: Genomics, Society and Policy 2008 4:1

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  4. The argument of Julian Savulescu's 2001 paper, "Procreative Beneficence: Why We Should Select the Best Children" is flawed in a number of respects. Savulescu confuses reasons with obligations and equivocates b...

    Authors: Robert Sparrow

    Citation: Genomics, Society and Policy 2007 3:43

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  5. As new biotechnologies are developed, the parallels with GM crops are often drawn. In this paper, I consider GM animals and contrast them with GM crops. I use a systems of innovation perspective to consider in...

    Authors: Ann Bruce

    Citation: Genomics, Society and Policy 2007 3:1

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  6. Animals are commonplace in genomic research, yet to date there has been little direct interrogation of the position, role and construction of animals in the otherwise flourishing social science of genomics. Fo...

    Authors: Matthew Harvey

    Citation: Genomics, Society and Policy 2007 3:1

    Content type: Editorial Essay

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  7. Key activities in biomedicine and related research rely on collections of biological samples and related files. Access to such resources in industry and in academic contexts has become strategic and represents...

    Authors: Fabien Milanovic, David Pontille and Anne Cambon-Thomsen

    Citation: Genomics, Society and Policy 2007 3:17

    Content type: Article

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  8. Genetic and other biotechnologies are starting to impact significantly upon society and individuals within it. Rose and Novas draw on an analysis of many patient groups to sketch out the broad notion of biocit...

    Authors: Alexandra Plows and Paula Boddington

    Citation: Genomics, Society and Policy 2006 2:115

    Content type: Article

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  9. Storage and secondary use of bloodspots collected for newborn screening raises controversies because of the particularly sensitive nature of the information that can be derived from them and the lack of nation...

    Authors: Denise Avard, Hilary Vallance, Cheryl Greenberg, Claude Laberge, Linda Kharaboyan and Margo Plant

    Citation: Genomics, Society and Policy 2006 2:80

    Content type: Article

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  10. The paper uses insights from the so-called rape in disguise case study to describe forensic DNA practices in the Netherlands in late 1980s. It describes how "reliabilities" of forensic DNA practices were achieved...

    Authors: Victor Toom

    Citation: Genomics, Society and Policy 2006 2:64

    Content type: Special Issue Article

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  11. The completion of the Human Genome Project has opened up unprecedented possibilities in healthcare, but also ethical and social dilemmas in terms of how these can be achieved. Genomic information can be seen a...

    Authors: Adèle Langlois

    Citation: Genomics, Society and Policy 2006 2:49

    Content type: Special Issue Article

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  12. On 26 June 2000, during the presentation of the Human Genome Project's first draft, Bill Clinton, then President of the United States, claimed that "today we are learning the language in which God created life".1

    Authors: Miguel García-Sancho

    Citation: Genomics, Society and Policy 2006 2:16

    Content type: Special Issue Article

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  13. Edwin Southern developed a blotting technique for DNA in 1973, thereby creating a staple of molecular biology laboratory procedures still used after several decades. It became a seminal technology for studying...

    Authors: Daidree Tofano, Ilse R. Wiechers and Robert Cook-Deegan

    Citation: Genomics, Society and Policy 2006 2:50

    Content type: Article

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  14. With a shift from genetics to genomics, the study of organisms in terms of their full DNA sequences, the resurgence of eugenics has taken on a new form. Following from this new form of eugenics, which I have t...

    Authors: Julie M Aultman

    Citation: Genomics, Society and Policy 2006 2:28

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  15. This paper has been prepared from the perspective of the ESRC Genomics Policy & Research Forum, which has the particular mandate of linking social science research on genomics with ongoing public and policy de...

    Authors: Michael Banner and Jonathan E Suk

    Citation: Genomics, Society and Policy 2006 2:1

    Content type: Article

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