Franklin, S. (2001) Culturing biology: cell lines for the second millennium. HEALTH, 5 (3). pp. 335-354. ISSN 1363-4593Full text not available from this repository.
Public concerns about innovative biomedical health technologies, such as human therapeutic cloning, have been the subject of a rapidly expanding social scientific literature. A prominent argument within much of this literature is that `the social' is itself undergoing fundamental transformation in the context of what some have called `the age of biological control'. This article interrogates the question of how social relationality is being transformed, or relocated, within the cell line itself by examining the recent merger between Geron Corporation and Roslin Biomed. Arguing certain social concerns are being built in to the cell line, the question of `biological control' is refigured as one of social relationality.
|Journal or Publication Title:||HEALTH|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||animal models ; cloning ; Roslin Institute ; social ethics ; stem cells|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Deposited By:||Ms Margaret Calder|
|Deposited On:||16 Oct 2008 16:17|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 15:14|
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