This is the first sociological analysis of genomic instability. It identifies practical and conceptual implications of genomic instability for life scientists and helps sociologists delineate new approaches to the study of genomics in the post-genomic era.
We would like to thank Stefan Timmermans, Daniel Navon, the members of the Institute for Society and Genetics, and the anonymous reviewers of this chapter for their insightful input. This research was supported by the Columbia University Center for Research on Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic and Behavioral Genetics (NIH grant number P50HG007257) (ML), and a grant (ID: 39147) to the Metaknowledge Network by the John Templeton Foundation (HL).
Lappé, M. and Landecker, H. (2015), "Sociology in an Age of Genomic Instability: Copy Number Variation, Somatic Mosaicism, and the Fallen Genome", Genetics, Health and Society (Advances in Medical Sociology, Vol. 16), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 157-186. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1057-629020150000016006Download as .RIS
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