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Fear, Wonder, and Science in the New Age of Reproductive Biotechnology

Scott Gilbert and Clara Pinto-Correia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231170949
eISBN:
9780231544580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170949.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

How does one make decisions today about in vitro fertilization, abortion, egg freezing, surrogacy, and other matters of reproduction? This book provides the intellectual and emotional intelligence to ... More


South-South Cooperation in Biotechnology: Medicine for the Masses

John M. Kirk

in Healthcare Without Borders: Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061054
eISBN:
9780813051338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061054.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Cuba produces the majority of its own medicines, and exports pharmaceuticals around the world—mainly to developing countries. This chapter examines the origins of Cuban biotechnology, its basic ... More


The DNA of Biotechnology

Michael Kinch

in Prescription for Change: The Looming Crisis in Drug Development

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630625
eISBN:
9781469630649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630625.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter relates the birth of the biotechnology industry, whose origins can be traced back to the Spanish flu and which would later revolutionize both fundamental understanding of life as well as ... More


Sea Monsters, Immunauts, and Death Panels

Michael Kinch

in Prescription for Change: The Looming Crisis in Drug Development

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630625
eISBN:
9781469630649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630625.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

We return to the rise of biotechnology, revealing the risks and rewards arising from recombinant DNA technologies as evidenced by the formation and ultimate dissolution of the first biotechnology ... More


A post-industrial era?

I. G. Simmons

in Global Environmental History: 10,000 BC to AD 2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621583
eISBN:
9780748670765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621583.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The trends noted in previous chapters have all intensified: there is more per capita energy use, with nuclear power added to the mix, more emissions and more material acquisition than ever before. ... More


Land Use and Land Degradation

Ramprasad Sengupta

in Ecological Limits and Economic Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081654
eISBN:
9780199082407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter focuses on the sustainable use of land which is fixed in availability and has competing uses for meeting the requirements of any economy. As agriculture for food supply is the most ... More


Reification of the Human: Global Organ Harvesting and Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go

J. Paul Narkunas

in Reified Life: Speculative Capital and the Ahuman Condition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280308
eISBN:
9780823281534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280308.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Kazuo Ishiguro’s 2005 novel Never Let Me Go follows a group of genetic clones who are created as wards of the British health service because they serve a utilitarian function: They are manufactured ... More


The Red Queen’s Race

Arlindo Oliveira

in The Digital Mind: How Science is Redefining Humanity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262036030
eISBN:
9780262338394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036030.003.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

This chapter introduces the idea that technology, invented millennia ago, is developing at an even increasing pace, creating the need for all systems to develop to avoid becoming obsolete. This is ... More


The CCR5 Patent and Intellectual Property Law

Myles W. Jackson

in The Genealogy of a Gene: Patents, HIV/AIDS, and Race

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028660
eISBN:
9780262327190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028660.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Using the CCR5 patent as a guide, this chapter analyses how various legal precedents based on chemistry have proven to be inappropriate to genes. Gene patents are controversial not simply because of ... More


Does Submission to God's Will Preclude Biotechnological Intervention?: Lessons from Muslim Dialysis Patients in Contemporary Egypt

Sherine F. Hamdy

in Deus in Machina: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249800
eISBN:
9780823252480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249800.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter offers a critique of the (Orientalist-derived) notion of Islamic fatalism through an ethnographic study of devout Muslims in contemporary Egypt and their flexible attitudes concerning ... More


The Canary in the Gemeinschaft?: Disability, Film, and the Jewish Question

Faye Ginsburg

in Deus in Machina: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249800
eISBN:
9780823252480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249800.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores questions about Judaism, disability, and technology from the vantage point of a group of documentary film-makers and other activists concerned with the place of the physically ... More


Introduction

in The Cuban Cure: Reason and Resistance in Global Science

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709178
eISBN:
9780226709192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709192.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the biotechnology experience of Cuba. The first four chapters of this volume take a holistic look at the “making” of Cuban ... More


Ecological Imperialism Revisited: Genetic Engineering and Presidential Foreign Assistance Policy, 1980–2015

Bartow Elmore

in The President and American Capitalism Since 1945

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056524
eISBN:
9780813053455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056524.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows how two presidents, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, engaged the biotechnology debates of the 1980s and 1990s. Their actions reveal how diplomacy as well as domestic political ... More


The “Unnatural Growth of the Natural”: Reconsidering Nature and Artifice in the Context of Biotechnology

Ashley Biser

in Second Nature: Rethinking the Natural through Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251414
eISBN:
9780823252923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251414.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In this chapter, Ashley Biser discusses the politics of birth and reproduction in a world where reproductive technologies increasingly reveal and amplify the cultural-technological character of ... More


Orphan Drug Designations as Valuable Intangible Assets for IPO Investors in Pharma-Biotech Companies

Philippe Gorry and Diego Useche

in Economic Dimensions of Personalized and Precision Medicine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226611068
eISBN:
9780226611235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226611235.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Orphan Drug (OD) legislation has been implemented with regulatory and financial incentives to encourage the drug innovation in order to treat rare diseases. This study aims to test whether OD ... More


Future

Rebekah Sheldon

in The Child to Come: Life After the Human Catastrophe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689873
eISBN:
9781452955186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689873.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The first chapter considers the predictively foreclosed temporality through which popular environmentalism gains its sense. It reads the child as a crucial affective and conceptual technology ... More


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