Postgenomics: Perspectives on Biology after the Genome

Citation:

Richardson, Sarah S., and Hallam Stevens, ed. Postgenomics: Perspectives on Biology after the Genome. Durham; London: Duke University Press, 2015. Copy at http://j.mp/2oKLCgP
Postgenomics: Perspectives on Biology after the Genome

Abstract:

Ten years after the Human Genome Project’s completion, the life sciences stand in a moment of uncertainty, transition, and contestation. The “postgenomic era” has seen rapid shifts in research methodology, funding, scientific labor, and disciplinary structures. Postgenomics is transforming our understanding of disease and health, our environment, and the categories of race, class, and gender. At the same time, “the gene” retains its centrality and power in biological and popular discourse. The contributors to Postgenomics analyze these ruptures and continuities and place them in historical, social, and political context. Postgenomics, they argue, forces a rethinking of the genome itself, and opens new territory for conversations between the social sciences, humanities, and life sciences.

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