Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes: Global Encounters with New Biotechnologies

Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes: Global Encounters with New Biotechnologies

by Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli
     
 

Following the routinization of assisted reproduction in the industrialized world, technologies such as in vitro fertilization, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, and DNA-based paternity testing have traveled globally and are now being offered to couples in numerous non-Western countries. This volume explores the application and impact of these advanced

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Following the routinization of assisted reproduction in the industrialized world, technologies such as in vitro fertilization, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, and DNA-based paternity testing have traveled globally and are now being offered to couples in numerous non-Western countries. This volume explores the application and impact of these advanced reproductive and genetic technologies in societies across the globe. By highlighting both the cross-cultural similarities and diverse meanings that technologies may assume as they enter multiple contexts, the book aims to foster understanding of both the technologies and the settings. Enhanced by cross-cultural perspectives, the book addresses the challenges that globalization presents to local understandings of science, technology, and medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845456252
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/11/2009
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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