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  1. Research

    Islet Xeno/transplantation and the risk of contagion: local responses from Canada and Australia to an emerging global technoscience

    This paper situates the public debate over the use of living animal organs and tissue for human therapies within the history of experimental islet transplantation. Specifically, the paper compares and contrast...

    Myra Cheng

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2015 11:12

    Published on: 23 October 2015

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2016 12:2

  2. Book review

    Services in the self: embodied labor and the global bioeconomy

    This review article discusses Melinda Cooper and Catherine Waldby’s recent book, Clinical Labor. Tissue donors and research subjects in the global bio-economy (Duke, 2014), as a topical contribution to the litera...

    Christian Haddad

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2015 11:9

    Published on: 14 September 2015

  3. Research

    Reflections on different governance styles in regulating science: a contribution to ‘Responsible Research and Innovation’

    In European science and technology policy, various styles have been developed and institutionalised to govern the ethical challenges of science and technology innovations. In this paper, we give an account of ...

    Laurens Landeweerd, David Townend, Jessica Mesman and Ine Van Hoyweghen

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2015 11:8

    Published on: 11 August 2015

  4. Research

    Could the organ shortage ever be met?

    The organ shortage is commonly presented as having a clear solution, increase the number of organs donated and the problem will be solved. In the light of the Northern Ireland Assembly’s consultation on moving...

    Mairi Levitt

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2015 11:6

    Published on: 23 July 2015

  5. Research

    Constructing populations in biobanking

    This article poses the question of whether biobanking practices and standards are giving rise to the construction of populations from which various biobanking initiatives increasingly draw on for legitimacy? W...

    Aaro Tupasela, Karoliina Snell and Jose A. Cañada

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2015 11:5

    Published on: 21 July 2015

  6. Research article

    Challenges of web-based personal genomic data sharing

    In order to study the relationship between genes and diseases, the increasing availability and sharing of phenotypic and genotypic data have been promoted as an imperative within the scientific community. In p...

    Mahsa Shabani and Pascal Borry

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2015 11:3

    Published on: 27 March 2015

  7. Research article

    ELSA and RRI – Editorial

    This editorial presents the background for the article collection ‘ELSA and RRI’. It sets the stage for the topics discussed in the collection and briefly presents the different contributions. It concludes by ...

    Ellen-Marie Forsberg

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2015 11:2

    Published on: 29 January 2015

  8. Research article

    The past and future of RRI

    Within the space of a few years, the idea of Responsible Research and Innovation, and its acronym RRI, catapulted from an obscure phrase to the topic of conferences and attempts to specify and realize it. How ...

    Arie Rip

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2014 10:17

    Published on: 6 November 2014

  9. Research article

    The evolution of withdrawal: negotiating research relationships in biobanking

    The right to withdraw from research, along with the necessity of adequately informed consent, is at the heart of the post-Nuremburg code of ethical safeguards in biomedical research on human participants. As b...

    Karen Melham, Linda Briceno Moraia, Colin Mitchell, Michael Morrison, Harriet Teare and Jane Kaye

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2014 10:16

    Published on: 5 October 2014

  10. Research article

    Health research access to personal confidential data in England and Wales: assessing any gap in public attitude between preferable and acceptable models of consent

    England and Wales are moving toward a model of ‘opt out’ for use of personal confidential data in health research. Existing research does not make clear how acceptable this move is to the public. While people ...

    Mark J Taylor and Natasha Taylor

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2014 10:15

    Published on: 30 July 2014

  11. Research article

    The use of agrobiodiversity for plant improvement and the intellectual property paradigm: institutional fit and legal tools for mass selection, conventional and molecular plant breeding

    Focused on the impact of stringent intellectual property mechanisms over the uses of plant agricultural biodiversity in crop improvement, the article delves into a systematic analysis of the relationship betwe...

    Fulya Batur and Tom Dedeurwaerdere

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2014 10:14

    Published on: 27 June 2014

  12. Research article

    Early detection of criminality concerns and the social link

    In modern societies, rhetoric focused on body and health is common as biomedical sciences have taken a big place in people’s lives. They must enhance the society, health and living conditions of citizens. Solv...

    Laurence Perbal

    Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2014 10:13

    Published on: 14 May 2014

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