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Publication date: 21 October 2014

Robert H. Blank

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Politics and the Life Sciences: The State of the Discipline
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ISBN: 978-1-78441-108-4

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Publication date: 21 October 2014

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Politics and the Life Sciences: The State of the Discipline
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ISBN: 978-1-78441-108-4

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Publication date: 21 October 2014

Robert H. Blank

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Politics and the Life Sciences: The State of the Discipline
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ISBN: 978-1-78441-108-4

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Politics and the Life Sciences: The State of the Discipline
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ISBN: 978-1-78441-108-4

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Publication date: 21 October 2014

Joseph Losco

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Politics and the Life Sciences: The State of the Discipline
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ISBN: 978-1-78441-108-4

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Publication date: 11 December 2007

Elizabeth Ettorre

Prenatal comes from the Latin words ‘prae’ and ‘natalis’ meaning ‘before’ and ‘to be born’, respectively (Concise Oxford Dictionary, 1995). This word is semiotically…

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Prenatal comes from the Latin words ‘prae’ and ‘natalis’ meaning ‘before’ and ‘to be born’, respectively (Concise Oxford Dictionary, 1995). This word is semiotically loaded because ‘prenatal’ connotes the time before being born. The word itself signifies the foetus (who is ‘before being born’) not the pregnant body within whom the foetus grows. If medical experts working within the discipline of reproductive medicine concentrate more on the foetus and its health than the pregnant woman, they take this meaning to heart. Experts argue that ‘a multidisciplinary approach to the foetus is essential part of antenatal screening’ (Malone, 1996, p. 157), a view suggesting that the foetus, more than a pregnant woman, is the physician's main focus during the prenatal period.

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Bioethical Issues, Sociological Perspectives
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ISBN: 978-0-7623-1438-6

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Publication date: 25 September 2013

Albert Somit and Steven A. Peterson

Purpose – This chapter makes sense of the volume and suggests avenues for future research. Design/methodology/approach – This chapter…

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Purpose – This chapter makes sense of the volume and suggests avenues for future research.

Design/methodology/approach – This chapter reflects upon some of the challenges facing biology and politics; it offers two case studies of areas calling for more research and discussion.

Findings – Some evolutionary theorists criticize religion. In the process, they undermine the ability to reach out to religious people about the value of evolutionary theory. Two case studies – group selection and genetic bases of political behavior – are examined to illustrate ongoing issues that call for further attention

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The world of biology and politics: Organization and research areas
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ISBN: 978-1-78190-728-3

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Publication date: 25 March 2011

Robert H. Blank

As one of the most dynamic and consequential areas of biomedical research, neuroscience must be analyzed in a broader political context. Research initiatives, individual…

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As one of the most dynamic and consequential areas of biomedical research, neuroscience must be analyzed in a broader political context. Research initiatives, individual use, and aggregate social consequences of unfolding knowledge about the brain and the accompanying applications require particularly close scrutiny because of the centrality of the brain itself to human behavior and thoughts. As one of the last frontiers of medicine, neuroscience has strong support because it promises to benefit many patients suffering from an array of behavioral, neurological, and mental disorders and injuries. Given the inevitability of expanded strategies for exploration and therapy of the brain, it is important that the political issues surrounding their application be clarified and debated before such techniques fall into routine use.

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Biology and Politics
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ISBN: 978-0-85724-580-9

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Publication date: 25 March 2011

Levente Littvay

Measurement is probably the most classical empirical process independent of time period or area of study. The title of this chapter suggests that a discussion of how to…

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Measurement is probably the most classical empirical process independent of time period or area of study. The title of this chapter suggests that a discussion of how to measure when approaching the borders of social and natural sciences is what follows, but this is somewhat misleading. Good measurement is independent of how the measures are used. Measures smothered with error, on the contrary, will be bad measures.

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Biology and Politics
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ISBN: 978-0-85724-580-9

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Publication date: 27 May 2021

Nolwenn Bühler

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When Reproduction Meets Ageing
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ISBN: 978-1-83909-747-8

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