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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 40–62.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Erika Amethyst Szymanski Abstract Humans and yeast have a long history of productive collaboration in making a global array of fermented foodstuffs including wine, bread, and beer. Synthetic biology is now changing the shape of human-yeast work. The Sc2.0, or “synthetic yeast,” project aims to...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 May 2014
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 7 (1): 245–254.
Published: 01 May 2016
... climate change. 4 De-extinction and synthetic biology, notwithstanding. Thankfully the Manifesto does not bring up these pseudo-fixes. 5 The Manifesto acknowledges that conservation does not happen automatically, but will require political action and a social movement (27). But the purported “land...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 May 2013
... would have witnessed two scientists in a verbal jostle about the calculated risks of using synthetic chemicals: first, Rachel Carson, shown in a long dress, bird-watching through the coastal woods of Maine, looking up and down, walking through light and shadow with one hand in her jacket pocket, and one...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 108–128.
Published: 01 May 2017
... and risk for the animal populations, with “biosecurity” innovations barely outpacing emerging disease threats. 3 Industry responses to the threat of disease have tended to double down on efforts to exert complete control over livestock biology, calling for strict confinement practices and liberal use...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 57–76.
Published: 01 May 2016
.... 78 Scientists involved in decoding the hookworm genome speak of a veritable pharmacopoeia of synthetic (and thus patentable) molecules that will become available for a new phase of drug development. New forms of “lively capital” 79 are expected to ensue (somewhat paradoxically) from drugs...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 129–148.
Published: 01 May 2017
... creative practice, bioart “adapts scientific methods and draws inspiration from the philosophical, societal, and environmental implications of recombinant genetics, molecular biology, and biotechnology.” 4 Although their productions tend to mimic, parallel, or critique contentious developments in the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 398–417.
Published: 01 November 2017
... extreme limits of geophysical and geochemical environmental conditions. From then onward the application of high-throughput molecular biology methods to natural microbial communities and assemblages has instigated a profound shift in how we “see” microbial worlds. With the rapid development of high...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 230–254.
Published: 01 November 2017
... nutritional environment of Dying for the Other contains pills, greens, mice, and their often-overlooked synthetic laboratory diets. “Terrain” approaches to cancer entail thinking about nutrition alongside pharmacokinetics—how drugs move through and are absorbed by the body—and the ways in which the body can...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 233–260.
Published: 01 May 2014
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 86–106.
Published: 01 May 2018
... war,” he says, expressing his conviction that there is an emerging population whose gender and biology have been altered by the toxic infrastructures of war. Sulayman stresses that most of these men are much younger. Weak seed, he thus insinuates, is not a normal condition of aging but a structural...