1. ESRC Genomics Network (archive)
  2. Gengage
  3. The Human Genre Project

Egenis · Research

Parenting in the Genetic Age: Parents, impairment and dilemmas of responsibility

Susan Kelly

Start date

2008-02-01

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Aims

This project explores the implications of genetic and genomic technologies and understandings of disease and impairment for parental decision-making about interventions into childrens’ physical and mental health. I am developing a theory of intervention decisions drawing upon social science scholarship concerning genetic and genomic technologies and biomedicalisation.

Methods

The project uses empirical research undertaken in the US into experiences of families with children affected by genetic conditions.

Further information

This research will lead to a monograph on social and biomedical contexts of intervention into impairment and dilemmas of responsibility experienced by parents.