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Embodied Risk Made Visible

Margaret Lock

in The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149783
eISBN:
9781400848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149783.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter illustrates an account of the shift, commencing in the late 1980s, to the molecularization of Alzheimer disease (AD), and the attempt to identify significant bodily changes as much as 20 ... More


A Matter of Taste: Making Artificial Silkworm Food in Twentieth-Century Japan

Lisa Onaga

in Nature Remade: Engineering Life, Envisioning Worlds

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226783260
eISBN:
9780226783574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226783574.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

It is largely understood that the silkworm, Bombyx mori, eats the leaves of the mulberry plant exclusively. In practice, many silkworms reared in industrial, laboratory, and hobbyist conditions today ... More


Susceptible Bodies

Sara Shostak

in Exposed Science: Genes, the Environment, and the Politics of Population Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520275171
eISBN:
9780520955240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275171.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Chapter 3 describes the development of environmental genomics, which seeks to explain how genetic differences betweenindividuals shape susceptibility to the harmful effects of environmental ... More


Making a Molecular Regulatory Science

Sara Shostak

in Exposed Science: Genes, the Environment, and the Politics of Population Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520275171
eISBN:
9780520955240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275171.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Chapter 5 examines scientists’ efforts to facilitate the diffusion of a specific molecular practice-toxicogenomics-from the laboratories of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the NIEHS to the ... More


Conclusion

Sara Shostak

in Exposed Science: Genes, the Environment, and the Politics of Population Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520275171
eISBN:
9780520955240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275171.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The conclusion summarizes the argument made in the book, provides an update on current research initiatives focused on gene-environment interaction (e.g., epigenetics, exposomics, and Environmental ... More


Between Animality and Divinity

Nicolas Langlitz

in Neuropsychedelia: The Revival of Hallucinogen Research since the Decade of the Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520274815
eISBN:
9780520954908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274815.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Chapter 5, “Between Animality and Divinity,” takes the reader from Switzerland to California and from human to animal research. Difficulties in the translation between human- and animal-model ... More


Of Chromosomes and DNA

Soraya de Chadarevian

in Heredity under the Microscope: Chromosomes and the Study of the Human Genome

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226685083
eISBN:
9780226685250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226685250.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Having mapped the scope of human chromosome studies in the postwar era, chapter 5 addresses the relation between microscope-based and molecular approaches to human heredity. In particular, it ... More


Ant and Empire: Myrmetic Writing, Simulation and the Problem of Reciprocal Becomings

Zach Horton

in Deleuze and the Animal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474422734
eISBN:
9781474434959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422734.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter considers the ant as a limit case of becoming-animal in order to problematize a troubling reciprocity of becoming. For the ant, already multiple, already molecularized, adapts to every ... More


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