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    The social dimension of biobanking: objectives and challenges

    The present article allows to explore, analyze and reflect on the consequences and problems posed by biobanks and attempts to prove the need of social and humanitarian support in establishing and functioning o...

    E. V. Bryzgalina, K. Y. Alasania, T. A. Varkhotov, S. M. Gavrilenko and E. M. Shkomova

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2017 13:15

    Published on: 13 September 2017

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    Synthetic biology, metaphors and responsibility

    Metaphors are not just decorative rhetorical devices that make speech pretty. They are fundamental tools for thinking about the world and acting on the world. The language we use to make a better world matters...

    Carmen McLeod and Brigitte Nerlich

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2017 13:13

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  3. Research

    Ethical sharing of health data in online platforms – which values should be considered?

    Intensified and extensive data production and data storage are characteristics of contemporary western societies. Health data sharing is increasing with the growth of Information and Communication Technology (...

    Brígida Riso, Aaro Tupasela, Danya F. Vears, Heike Felzmann, Julian Cockbain, Michele Loi, Nana C. H. Kongsholm, Silvia Zullo and Vojin Rakic

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2017 13:12

    Published on: 21 August 2017

  4. Research

    How biological background assumptions influence scientific risk evaluation of stacked genetically modified plants: an analysis of research hypotheses and argumentations

    Scientific risk evaluations are constructed by specific evidence, value judgements and biological background assumptions. The latter are the framework-setting suppositions we apply in order to understand some ...

    Elena Rocca and Fredrik Andersen

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2017 13:11

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  5. Research

    Transformation of intimacy and its impact in developing countries

    Nowadays intimacy or intimate relationship is very familiar and widely used term all over the world. The term ‘Intimacy’ generally denotes a close interpersonal relationship or feeling of being in a close pers...

    MD. Muniruzzaman

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2017 13:10

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  6. Research

    Farmer-suicide in India: debating the role of biotechnology

    Indian Biotech opponents have attributed the increase of suicides to the monopolization of GM seeds, centering on patent control, application of terminator technology, marketing strategy, and increased product...

    Gigesh Thomas and Johan De Tavernier

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2017 13:8

    Published on: 11 May 2017

  7. Research

    The body as constitutive element phenomenology and psychoanalysis on our view of ourselves and others

    The aim of this manuscript is to highlight that from the phenomenology and psychoanalysis point of view, the meaning of the notion of the body is different from the medical biologicist discourse. In psychoanalysi...

    Paulina Monjaraz Fuentes, María del Carmen Rojas Hernández, Stefano Santasilia and Fernanda Monjaraz Fuentes

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2017 13:6

    Published on: 26 April 2017

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    Towards new human rights in the age of neuroscience and neurotechnology

    Rapid advancements in human neuroscience and neurotechnology open unprecedented possibilities for accessing, collecting, sharing and manipulating information from the human brain. Such applications raise impor...

    Marcello Ienca and Roberto Andorno

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2017 13:5

    Published on: 26 April 2017

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    A paedophile scan to prevent child sexual abuse in child care? A thought experiment to problematize the notion of alignment in Responsible Research and Innovation

    Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is a science policy concept that gained traction from 2000 onwards in the EU and US, in which alignment on purposes and values between different stakeholders is a key ...

    Irja Marije de Jong, Frank Kupper, Corine de Ruiter and Jacqueline Broerse

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2017 13:2

    Published on: 28 February 2017

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    Evaluating determinants of rural Villagers’ engagement in conservation and waste management behaviors based on integrated conceptual framework of Pro-environmental behavior

    This study aims to evaluate determinants of villagers’ engagement in pro-environmental behavior (PEB), including ecological conservation behavior (ECB) and waste management behavior (WMB). An integrated explor...

    Piyapong Janmaimool and Chaweewan Denpaiboon

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2016 12:12

    Published on: 5 December 2016

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    ‘Mr Cummings clearly does not understand the science of genetics and should maybe go back to school on the subject’: an exploratory content analysis of the online comments beneath a controversial news story

    An article published in the UK Guardian on 11/10/2013 with the headline ‘Genetics outweighs teaching, Gove advisor tells his boss’ reported a leaked document written by special advisor Dominic Cummings to the ...

    Madeline Crosswaite and Kathryn Asbury

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2016 12:11

    Published on: 3 November 2016

  12. Research

    Integrated assessment of emerging science and technologies as creating learning processes among assessment communities

    Emerging science and technologies are often characterised by complexity, uncertainty and controversy. Regulation and governance of such scientific and technological developments needs to build on knowledge and...

    Ellen-Marie Forsberg, Barbara Ribeiro, Nils B. Heyen, Rasmus Øjvind Nielsen, Erik Thorstensen, Erik de Bakker, Lars Klüver, Thomas Reiss, Volkert Beekman and Kate Millar

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2016 12:9

    Published on: 28 July 2016

  13. Research

    Towards a phronetic space for responsible research (and innovation)

    The term Responsible Research and Innovation has recently gained currency, as it has been designated to be a key-term in the European research framework Horizon 2020. At the level of European research policy, ...

    Emanuele Bardone and Marianne Lind

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2016 12:5

    Published on: 20 May 2016

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