The collection, Techno/Bio Politics: Contemporary science, medicine and technology (2008), provides valuable case studies on issues of science and technology from a gender perspective. The collection is the fruitful result of the research project, “Biomedicine and Gender in the Post Genomic Era,” conducted between 2003 and 2008 by a team of 16 Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese female researchers in the fields of history and sociology. As Azumi Tsuge, the primary investigator, states in Chap. 13, the project has two aims. One is to inform those who presume that science is a value-free activity that is neutral to political, economic, and cultural conditions that science actually has sociopolitical and cultural challenges. The other is to broaden the scope of the research field, “science, technology, medicine...

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