Post-genomic science & society : Getting our fangs into omics science and its implications

Holmes, Christina, Carlson, Siobhan, & McDonald, Fiona (2013) Post-genomic science & society : Getting our fangs into omics science and its implications. In Canadian Anthropology Society Conference 2013, 8-11 May 2013, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Genomics and genetic findings have been hailed with promises of unlocked codes and new frontiers of personalized medicine. Despite cautions about gene hype, the strong cultural pull of genes and genomics has allowed consideration of genomic personhood. Populated by the complicated records of mass spectrometer, proteomics, which studies the human protein, has not achieved either the funding or the popular cultural appeal proteomics scientists had hoped it would. While proteomics, being focused on the proteins that actually indicate and create disease states, has a more direct potential for clinical applications than genomic risk predictions, culturally, it has not provided the material for identity creation. In our ethnographic research, we explore how proteomic scientists attempting to shape an appeal to personhood through which legitimacy may be defined.

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ID Code: 61555
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
Keywords: Proteomics, Post-genomic science, Omics science, Personhood
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > ANTHROPOLOGY (160100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > OTHER LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (189900)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 29 Jul 2013 00:03
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2013 00:03

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