Perspectives on Biology after the Genome

  • Author: Richardson, Sarah S.; Stevens, Hallam
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822359227
  • eISBN Pdf: 9780822375449
  • Place of publication:  Durham , United States
  • Year of digital publication: 2015
  • Month: May
  • Pages: 304
  • Language: English
Ten years after the Human Genome Project’s completion the life sciences stand in a moment of uncertainty, transition, and contestation. The postgenomic era has seen rapid shifts in research methodology, funding, scientific labor, and disciplinary structures. Postgenomics is transforming our understanding of disease and health, our environment, and the categories of race, class, and gender. At the same time, the gene retains its centrality and power in biological and popular discourse. The contributors to Postgenomics analyze these ruptures and continuities and place them in historical, social, and political context. Postgenomics, they argue, forces a rethinking of the genome itself, and opens new territory for conversations between the social sciences, humanities, and life sciences.

Contributors. Russ Altman, Rachel A. Ankeny, Catherine Bliss, John Dupré, Michael Fortun, Evelyn Fox Keller, Sabina Leonelli, Adrian Mackenzie, Margot Moinester, Aaron Panofsky, Sarah S. Richardson, Sara Shostak, Hallam Stevens
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  • Contents
  • Foreword: Biology’s Love Affair with the Genome
  • 1. Beyond the Genome
  • 2. The Postgenomic Genome
  • 3. What Toll Pursuit: Affective Assemblages in Genomics and Postgenomics
  • 4. The Polygenomic Organism
  • 5. Machine Learning and Genomic Dimensionality: From Features to Landscapes
  • 6. Networks: Representations and Tools in Postgenomics
  • 7. Valuing Data in Postgenomic Biology: How Data Donation and Curation Practices Challenge the Scientific Publication System
  • 8. From Behavior Genetics to Postgenomics
  • 9. Defining Health Justice in the Postgenomic Era
  • 10. The Missing Piece of the Puzzle? Measuring the Environment in the Postgenomic Moment
  • 11. Maternal Bodies in the Postgenomic Order: Gender and the Explanatory Landscape of Epigenetics
  • 12. Approaching Postgenomics
  • Bibliography
  • Contributors
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