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The involvement of social scientists in nanotechnology and synthetic biology

Dr Emma Frow | Science and Technology Studies | 01 August 2010

Nanotechnology and synthetic biology are emerging technologies with the potential to be both transformative and socially disruptive. Both have involved social scientists from the outset, and this involvement is becoming increasingly important in gove ...

Spaces of stem cell science: exploring processes of translational research

Professor Steven Wainwright | Sociology | 01 March 2007

The project develops our esrc research on stem cell transplantation for diabetes and liver disease, which explored the sociological themes of ethics, expectations, the body, and science studies. This new research focuses on 'disease in a dish' approa ...

The ivf-stem cell interface: a sociology of embryo transfer

Professor Sarah Franklin | Area & Development Studies | 01 March 2007

As the social life of the human embryo has become more complex and multi-faceted, so it has acquired increasingly elaborate public, visual, legal, scientific, medical and regulatory dimensions. This project examines both the unique history of public ...

Esrc investment in stem cells: capacity building and awareness raising initiative

Professor Steven Yearley | Science and Technology Studies | 01 February 2007

This project produced a series of novel capacity building, networking and outreach activities in the field of stem cells, led by the esrc genomics policy and research forum. The programme involved those working on stem cells both within and outside t ...

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