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Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal

Sherryl Vint

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312342
eISBN:
9781846316135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316135
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book uses readings of science fiction texts to explore how animals are central to our perception of humanity. Arguing that the academic field of animal studies and the popular genre of science ... More


The Anthropocene, the Posthuman, and the Animal

Lars Schmeink

in Biopunk Dystopias Genetic Engineering, Society and Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781383766
eISBN:
9781786944115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383766.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 analyzes two exemplary literary works dealing with the creation of new posthuman species as a consequence of contemporary consumer society. With liquid modernity commodifying all aspects of ... More


Antibody Engineering: A Renaissance for Mab Therapeutics

Lara V. Marks

in The Lock and Key of Medicine: Monoclonal Antibodies and the Transformation of Healthcare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300167733
eISBN:
9780300213522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167733.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the emergence of engineered monoclonal antibodies (Mabs) in the 1990s. The failure of Centoxin to gain FDA approval prompted many in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical ... More


Appeals to Nature and the Natural in Debates about Synthetic Biology

Andrew Lustig

in Synthetic Biology and Morality: Artificial Life and the Bounds of Nature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019392
eISBN:
9780262314961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019392.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter examines appeals to nature and their relevance to public policy debates about whether to ban, regulate, or support synthetic biology. The key religious, philosophical, and moral concerns ... More


Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems

Rosalind James and Theresa L. Pitts-Singer (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195316957
eISBN:
9780199871575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316957.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Bees play a vital role as pollinators for many agricultural crops. This book discusses the interplay between bees, agriculture, and the environment. Although honey bees are well recognized as ... More


Behavior and Neurobiology

Justin S. Rhodes and Tadeusz J. Kawecki

in Experimental Evolution: Concepts, Methods, and Applications of Selection Experiments

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247666
eISBN:
9780520944473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247666.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents some of the methods in experimental evolution that can be used to study the evolution of behavior, illustrating how these can be applied toward understanding the origin and ... More


Bio Art: From Genesis to Natural History of the Enigma

Eduardo Kac

in Imagery in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015721
eISBN:
9780262315159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015721.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the efforts of the author of bio art and transgenic art; he compares the advancements of biotechnology with the popularization of computers. It further discusses the author’s ... More


Biopunk Dystopias Genetic Engineering, Society and Science Fiction

Lars Schmeink

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781383766
eISBN:
9781786944115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383766.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

'Biopunk Dystopias' contends that we find ourselves at a historical nexus, defined by the rise of biology as the driving force of scientific progress, a strongly grown mainstream attention given to ... More


Biotechnology and regulatory risk assessment

Matthias Herdegen

in Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation: Legal Problems and Political Prospects

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298922
eISBN:
9780191685545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298922.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Biotechnology is possibly the key sector in which divergent regulatory philosophies, as well as their economic impact, are most conspicuous. As this chapter describes it, the divergences are fuelled ... More


Biotechnology Dynamics and Applications

Sreenivasulu N.S.

in Law Relating to Biotechnology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199467488
eISBN:
9780199087358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467488.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

The second chapter discusses the dynamics of biotechnology and its varied business applications. The dynamics have been presented through analyzing various milestone innovations and techniques of ... More


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