Epigenetics, society, and bio-objects
2015 (English)In: Croatian Medical Journal, ISSN 0353-9504, E-ISSN 1332-8166, Vol. 56, no 2, 166-168 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The molecular account of the environmental that epigenetics offers bestow it with paramount importance for biomedical perspective of health and disease and for social sciences perspective on human interactions and well-being. It offers new prospects for interventions to shape the health of both individuals and populations, and invokes its own ethical, legal, and social implications. We here propose treatment of the relation between epigenetics and society through the framework of bio-objectification. After discussing how epigenetic information becomes part of particular bio-identification and bio-objectification processes, we then propose the bio-objectification framework as a fruitful conceptual framework for the analysis of dynamic research and responsive regulatory landscape of this biotechnology.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 56, no 2, 166-168 p.
bio-objects, bio-objectification, bio-identification, epigenetics, society, ethics, contextual analysis
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject Bioethics; History of Sciences and Ideas
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-256953DOI: 10.3325/cmj.2015.56.166ISI: 000354944500013PubMedID: 25891877OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-256953DiVA: diva2:827754
Both authors equally contributed to this text.2015-06-292015-06-292016-03-16Bibliographically approved