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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2010) 4 (1): 171–174.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Wen-Tsong Chiou Yeh Jiunn-Rong , tianping shang de jiyin: min wei gui, Gene wei qin [Genes on the Scale] Taipei : Angle Publishing , 2006 . 266 pp, NT $280 . 24 9 2009 24 9 2009 © National Science Council, Taiwan 2010 2010 This content is made freely available...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2010) 4 (1): 77–97.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Makoto Hayashi As is often the case with cutting-edge biomedical technology, the introduction of gene therapy in Japan provoked discussions of ethics and safety while offering little hope for dramatic recovery. Nevertheless, only 5 years after the first authorized clinical trial in the USA, the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2017) 11 (3): 397–403.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Tomoko Ishida © 2017 Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan 2017 Without doubt the noun gene is one of the most important words in life sciences. From its very introduction it has held a certain ambiguity and uncertainty. Both scientists and philosophers have attempted to reveal the...
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Published: 01 March 2010
Fig. 1 The number of articles in the Asahi shimbun containing the term “gene therapy” (遺伝子治療) and “genome” (ゲノム) (Source: Asahi shimbun article database, “Kikuzo II”) Fig. 1. The number of articles in the Asahi shimbun containing the term “gene therapy” (遺伝子治療) and “genome” (ゲノム) (Source More
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 261–281.
Published: 01 June 2013
... consequences of such clashing concerns in Japan by drawing on current ideas of postplurality within STS and anthropology. How does the body of the diabetic patient—from (thrifty) genes to fat bellies—become an experimental site of biotechnological and public health innovations in contemporary Japan? What is at...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2016) 10 (1): 5–27.
Published: 01 March 2016
... periphery of biomedicine. Antidoping scientists did not, then, engage with debates on the use of racial categories when applying concepts of personalized medicine and pharmacogenomic studies in biomedicine. They used racial categories in their studies of the UGT2B17 gene without concern, and their research...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2017) 11 (3): 373–382.
Published: 01 September 2017
... a science constructed in and around the dynamics of biological processes, a genetics built not from nouns but from verbs. Perhaps the term gene itself can be revived for the twenty-first century by refiguring it as a verb. Would this be possible? Certainly our commitment to a noun-based science, to...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2019) 13 (2): 299–315.
Published: 01 June 2019
... women had to face the absence of any genetic ties. They felt compelled to tell the truth to their children, and to raise the children to be sufficiently strong enough to endure being told, yet at the same time the women began to attach less importance to genes. Thus, the ideas of genetic ties held by...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2010) 4 (3): 433–455.
Published: 01 September 2010
... © National Science Council, Taiwan 2010 2010 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Biomedicine Taiwan Bio-Bank Gene Race Ethnicity Identity politics Taiwan is an immigrant society where interethnic marriages...
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Published: 01 September 2017
Fig. 1   The cell in the view of the embryologist (left) and the geneticist (right); the nucleus is highlighted. Copied from a free rendering of a blackboard sketch by Oscar Schotte in the 1950s. From Klaus Sander, “The Role of Genes in Ontogenesis,” in A History of Embryology: The Eighth More
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2007) 1 (1): 135–137.
Published: 01 December 2007
... introduction of new medical technologies. In this book, Kanamori carefully examines the ethical problems of genetic modification. The conclusion is rather striking, or even shocking: it is quite difficult to resist our tendency to modify our own genes. The genetic modification of human beings has...
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Published: 01 March 2014
Fig. 1   Figure from van der Greef et al. (2010) depicting two ways to imagine the body as a landscape: “Illustration of systems thinking in Western science and in the Chinese Taoist traditions. The left panel shows a network between metabolites, genes and proteins revealing the complex More
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2017) 11 (3): 423–431.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Fig. 1   The cell in the view of the embryologist (left) and the geneticist (right); the nucleus is highlighted. Copied from a free rendering of a blackboard sketch by Oscar Schotte in the 1950s. From Klaus Sander, “The Role of Genes in Ontogenesis,” in A History of Embryology: The Eighth...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 359–374.
Published: 01 September 2011
... the study of mind and behavior) but also other representative researchers. All of the participants worked in fields that depended on mice for their findings (they studied mouse genes, mouse models, mouse cells, and behavioral phenotypes; see below). We selected researchers working with mice for...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2016) 10 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., blurring the boundaries between therapeutic and augmentative ( Hogle 2005 ). Contributions to human enhancement come from developments in fields as diverse as surgery, sports medicine, stem cell research, gene therapy, pharmaceuticals, cybernetics, prosthetics, nanotechnology, and computer science and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2017) 11 (3): 417–419.
Published: 01 September 2017
... phenotypic causation in particulate genes. It is now commonplace in the history of science to recognize that there is neither inevitability nor univocality in historical trajectories, and questions about alternative paths—paths that might have been taken, or might in the future be taken—lurk everywhere, at...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2017) 11 (3): 391–395.
Published: 01 September 2017
... kinds of people we call individuals” (10). In her conclusion, therefore, Keller returns to her starting point, outlining a verb-based molecular biology. She suggests: Let us take genes to refer not to particular, more or less well marked sections of the DNA, but to the phenotypically crucial process of...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2018) 12 (4): 551–554.
Published: 01 December 2018
... common genetic traits. The genetic turn in drug discovery and treatment manifests in two broad ways: in predicting how people with particular genes and their mutations or who are missing them are likely to respond to particular drugs and identifying “ethnic” drugs. Knowing that patients will not...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 329–339.
Published: 01 September 2011
... continues to be emphasized at the expense of basic research ( Hao 2008 ). The government's strong push for applied research is driving private companies to develop new therapies in innovative fields such as gene therapy and stem-cell-based therapies ( Frew et al. 2008 ). Commercializing cord-blood...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2014) 8 (2): 209–228.
Published: 01 June 2014
... oversight of research institutions. The areas under supervision include embryo storage and research, DNA testing, protection of genetic information, and gene therapy. However, from the point of view of bottom-up campaigners, such as scientists, bioethics experts, and NGO activists, the strong drive for...