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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
... because they can (theoretically) continue sustaining a consumer standard of living. 3 The Manifesto also mentions ozone depletion and acidification but focuses on climate change. 4 De-extinction and synthetic biology, notwithstanding. Thankfully the Manifesto does not bring up these...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 May 2013
... watching they 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...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 108–128.
Published: 01 May 2017
... greater vulnerability 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...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 57–76.
Published: 01 May 2016
... means for privatizing their immunosuppressant properties. Here there is much excitement about “harnessing the helminth secretome for therapeutic immunomodulators,” as the title of one paper puts it. 78 Scientists involved in decoding the hookworm genome speak of a veritable pharmacopoeia of synthetic...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2017) 9 (1): 129–148.
Published: 01 May 2017
... interdisciplinary 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...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 398–417.
Published: 01 November 2017
... even thrive—at the 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...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 230–254.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the body to nutritional surroundings suggests that “if the body is open to environment, then it is open to environmental intervention.” 36 The nutritional environment of Dying for the Other contains pills, greens, mice, and their often-overlooked synthetic laboratory diets. “Terrain” approaches...
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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
... the 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...