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

Genomics Forum · Publications

Genomics, Pathogens and Global Health: Governing the Risks and Benefits

Suk, Jonathan

Date

2005

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Working papers

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Abstract: Whilst social and policy issues surrounding '˜genomics' are abundant, social scientists often implicitly assume that these issues solely relate to '˜human genomics'. Although undeniably important, at a time when grave global concern exists about disease pandemics and outbreaks, antibiotic resistance, and bioterrorism, such a focus is too narrow. In recent years, vast knowledge about the genomics of pathogens has highlighted a set of social and political issues somewhat different but equally important to those typically generated by research on the human genome.

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