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Title The global dynamics of regenerative medicine : a social science critique / edited by Andrew Webster, University of York, UK
Published Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 229 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Health, technology, and society
Health, technology, and society.
Contents Introduction: The boundaries and mobilities of regenerative medicine / Andrew Webster -- Regenerative medicine at a global level : current patterns and global trends / Graham Lewis -- Biocapital and innovation paths : the exploitation of regenerative medicine / Michael Morrison, Stuart Hogarth, and Beth Kewell -- Unruly objects : novel innovation paths, and their regulatory challenge / Christian Haddad, Haidan Chen, and Hebert Gottweis -- Procuring tissue : regenerative medicine, oocyte mobilisation, and feminist politics / Susanne and Kathrin Braun -- Cloning and the Oviedo Convention : the socio-cultural construction of regulation / Itziar Alkorta, Inigo Miguel Beriain, and David Rodríguez-Arias -- The multiplicity of norms : the bioethics and law of stem cell patients / Judit Sándor and Marton Varju -- Governing innovation paths in regenerative medicine : the European and global struggle for political advantage / Brian Salter -- Conclusion: Regenerative medicine : a new paradigm? / Andrew Webster
Summary "Contemporary developments in the biosciences associated with new biological possibilities have generated considerable interest among the social sciences, primarily because they challenge our understanding of the relationship between the body, nature, and identity. Regenerative medicine is such a field, and has attracted major commercial, clinical, political and popular interest. It has, however, been subject to very limited social science analysis. This book explores the hype and promise associated with the field, the uneven and often failed commercial exploitation we have seen, and the political, legal and bioethical challenges that developments in the regenerative medicine field produce. It does this at a global level, including analysis of what we are seeing in the US, Europe, China and Australia. The book establishes the meaning, boundaries and likely future development we will see, and asks whether regenerative medicine heralds a new paradigm for medicine itself."--Publisher's website
Contemporary developments in the biosciences associated with new biological possibilities have generated considerable interest among the social sciences, primarily because they challenge our understanding of the relationship between the body, nature, and identity. Regenerative medicine is such a field, and has attracted major commercial, clinical, political and popular interest. It has, however, been subject to very limited social science analysis. This book explores the hype and promise associated with the field, the uneven and often failed commercial exploitation we have seen, and the political, legal and bioethical challenges that developments in the regenerative medicine field produce. It does this at a global level, including analysis of what we are seeing in the US, Europe, China and Australia. The book establishes the meaning, boundaries and likely future development we will see, and asks whether regenerative medicine heralds a new paradigm for medicine itself
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Regeneration (Biology)
Regenerative medicine -- Social aspects.
Regenerative medicine.
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung
Form Electronic book
Author Webster, Andrew, 1951- editor
ISBN 0230245811
1137026545
1137026553 (electronic bk.)
1299763995 (MyiLibrary)
1349360724
9780230245815
9781137026545
9781137026552 (electronic bk.)
9781299763999 (MyiLibrary)
9781349360727