Promising Genomics: Care, Creation and the Impossible Sciences of Gene X Environment Interactions in Asthma
Professor Mike Fortun
Mike Fortun is an associate professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Insititute, Troy, New York, USA.
He is co-editor (with Kim Fortun) of Cultural Anthropology the journal of the society for the Cultural Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association.
VenueBroadcast from New York to both Lancaster and Cardiff Universities.
This presentation uses recent developments in asthma genomics to elaborate qualities of “care” in genomics today: the love of data, the worry over its creation and analysis, the laborious investment in collective infrastructure, and the cultivation of scientific subjects appropriately anxious about genomic truths.