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The limits to governance: The challenge of policy-making for the new life sciences

Lyall, Catherine; Papaioannou, Theo and Smith, James eds. (2009). The limits to governance: The challenge of policy-making for the new life sciences. Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

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Abstract

Does the state still frame debates about new technology? How can policy-makers ensure that we benefit from the health developments brought by genomics while satisfying both the expectations of society and the economic imperatives? This book offers a critique of the new governance agenda for science and innovation in the context of the life sciences, and particularly genomics. The authors argue that the governance of genomics presents policy-makers worldwide with a variety of new problems. Biotechnology promises a great deal, but has in many respects still to deliver on these promises. Concerns persist about risks, ethics and the north-south dimensions of this global endeavour.

Item Type: Edited Book
ISBN: 0-7546-7508-4, 978-0-7546-7508-2
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
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Item ID: 16906
Depositing User: Theo Papaioannou
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2009 09:21
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:35
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/16906
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