Synthetic biology in Global Health: lessons from history and anthropology

TitleSynthetic biology in Global Health: lessons from history and anthropology
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsLiu, JA
JournalJournal of Responsible Innovation
Volume2
Issue2
Pagination96-99
Date Published2015/01/02
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number2329-9460
AbstractDrawing on Douglas and Stemerding's special issue of Systems and Synthetic Biology that examined synthetic biology in relation to global health, I suggest that synthetic biology (syn bio) work in global health should attend seriously to local contexts and would benefit from historical and anthropological insights. Specifically, I emphasize the importance, in syn bio projects, of: (1) the inclusion of multiple publics from the outset, (2) locating the technological promise of syn bio in broader social projects and contexts, and (3) subjecting syn bio institutions and projects to examination.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23299460.2014.1002170
DOI10.1080/23299460.2014.1002170

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