Trading the Genome

Investigating the Commodification of Bio-Information

Author: Bronwyn Parry

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231509294

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 1998


In a groundbreaking work that draws on anthropology, history, philosophy, business and law, Parry links firsthand knowledge of the operation of the bioprospecting industry to a sophisticated analysis of broader economic, regulatory, and technological transformations to reveal the complex economic and political dynamics that underpin the new global trade in bio-information.

Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128126884

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1894

View: 9076


The Encyclopedia of Food Security and Sustainability covers the hottest topics in the science of food sustainability, providing a synopsis of the path society is on to secure food for a growing population. It investigates the focal issue of sustainable food production in relation to the effects of global change on food resources, biodiversity and global food security. This collection of methodological approaches and knowledge derived from expert authors around the world offers the research community, food industry, scientists and students with the knowledge to relate to, and report on, the novel challenges of food production and sustainability. This comprehensive encyclopedia will act as a platform to show how an interdisciplinary approach and closer collaboration between the scientific and industrial communities is necessary to strengthen our existing capacity to generate and share research data. Offers readers a ‘one-stop’ resource on the topic of food security and sustainability Contains articles split into sections based on the various dimensions of Food Security and Food Sustainability Written by academics and practitioners from various fields and regions with a “farm to fork understanding Includes concise and accessible chapters, providing an authoritative introduction for non-specialists and readers from undergraduate level upwards, as well as up-to-date foundational content for those familiar with the field

Rebuilding the Corporate Genome

Unlocking the Real Value of Your Business

Author: Johan C. Aurik,Gillis J. Jonk,Robert E. Willen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471273112

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 3592


Praise for Rebuilding the Corporate Genome "Whether you talk about capability-driven organizations, modularapproaches, or networked economies, the implications of very lowcosts for transactions, information exchanges, and communicationsare clear: Business boundaries are dissolving and re-forming.Aurik, Jonk, and Willen show how innovators are creativelyexploiting this trend to their decided advantage." —Gerard Hoetmer, Senior Vice President, UnileverBestfoods "If you set your strategy at lower levels of the business, youcan more effectively compete and grow-and fend off unexpectedrivals. Rebuilding the Corporate Genome shows that once youlook through capability lenses, new horizons and new possibilitiessuddenly come into focus." —Jan Oosterveld, Member, Group Management Committee, RoyalPhilips Electronics "This book is a compelling and prescient look at the future ofthe modern corporation. While the 'corporate genome project' may bea work in progress, the authors take important steps towards thegoal of understanding how corporations really work, and howcapability-based corporations will emerge as the organizations oftomorrow. Read this book carefully, because this is as close as youwill get to a key for unlocking innovation and value in yourindustry." —Mohanbir Sawhney, McCormick Tribune Professor of Technologyand Director, Center for Research in Technology & Innovation,Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management "Rebuilding the Corporate Genome reveals the futurebefore it arrives. The authors masterfully extrapolate from a setof current trends to paint a picture of how businesses andstrategies will evolve. The book is a must-read for anyone chargedwith charting the direction of a business in these turbulenttimes." —Toby E. Stuart, Fred G. Steingraber-A.T. Kearney Professorof Organizations and Strategy, University of Chicago, GraduateSchool of Business

Bioethics in a Small World

Author: Felix Thiele,R.E. Ashcroft

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540269519

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 140

View: 6466


The world seems ever smaller and ever quicker: environmental, public health, industrial and cultural processes operate ever more on a global, rather than a local scale. Does this process, sometimes known as globalisation, draw us closer together, or drive us further apart, from a moral point of view? In recent years, bioethics has addressed many of the issues that arise in the context of globalisation: solidarity, conflict, and autonomy; human rights, liberty and toleration; the political and economic context of health care and inequalities in health; environmental and public health change. At the same time, bioethics has often been merely an agent of obscure political forces, and has been challenged for its emphasis on autonomy over considerations of justice. This study brings together scientists from the fields of medicine, law, and philosophy. The texts are the results of a conference the Europäische Akademie held in 2003. The group developed its thesis in open discussions of foundational and applied problems of bioethics from an interdisciplinary and international perspective.

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography

Author: Trevor J. Barnes,Jamie Peck,Eric Sheppard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444362372

Category: Science

Page: 704

View: 9090


The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography presents students and researchers with a comprehensive overview of the field, put together by a prestigious editorial team, with contributions from an international cast of prominent scholars. Offers a fully revised, expanded, and up-to-date overview, following the successful and highly regarded Companion to Economic Geography published by Blackwell a decade earlier, providing a comprehensive assessment of the field Takes a prospective as well as retrospective look at the field, reviewing recent developments, recurrent challenges, and emerging agendas Incorporates diverse perspectives (in terms of specialty, demography and geography) of up and coming scholars, going beyond a focus on Anglo-American research Encourages authors and researchers to engage with and contextualize their situated perspectives Explores areas of overlap, dialogues, and (potential) engagement between economic geography and cognate disciplines

Culturing Life

Author: Hannah Landecker

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674023284

Category: Medical

Page: 276

View: 2280


How did cells make the journey from their origin in living bodies to something that can be grown and manipulated on artificial media in the laboratory? This is the question at the heart of Hannah Landecker's book. She shows how cell culture changed the way we think about such central questions of the human condition as individuality, hybridity, and even immortality and asks what it means that we can remove cells from the spatial constraints of the body and "harness them to human intention."

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography

Author: Nuala C. Johnson,Richard H. Schein,Jamie Winders

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118384431

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

View: 395


**Named a 2014 Choice Outstanding Academic Title** Combining coverage of key themes and debates from a variety of historical and theoretical perspectives, this authoritative reference volume offers the most up-to-date and substantive analysis of cultural geography currently available. A significantly revised new edition covering a number of new topics such as biotechnology, rural, food, media and tech, borders and tourism, whilst also reflecting developments in established subjects including animal geographies Edited and written by the leading authorities in this fast-developing discipline, and features a host of new contributors to the second edition Traces the historical evolution of cultural geography through to the very latest research Provides an international perspective, reflecting the advancing academic traditions of non-Western institutions, especially in Asia Features a thematic structure, with sections exploring topics such as identities, nature and culture, and flows and mobility

Genome Mapping

To Determine Disease Susceptibility

Author: Jon Schiller

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1453735437

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 8750


Your author decided to write this book about Genome Mapping after attending a Dinner Lecture for Caltech Alumni living in the Santa Barbara County area of Mid-Coast California Dr David Barker, BS 1963 Caltech & PhD in Biochemistry from Brandeis University, gave a slide presentation on DNA sequencing and what it can tell you. In my quest for more knowledge about this exciting area of biochemistry, I sought more information about Genome Mapping and Entire DNA Sequencing from the Google and Yahoo search engines. As is common in Internet Research, I found a great deal of research was taking place worldwide. It was my objective to summarize this research in this book so my readers could learn what is happening and where to find more information about this important area of Biochemistry. One possibility is modifying your DNA to reduce susceptibility to certain diseases..perhaps we will be able to reduce our risk of cancer. One of my good friends died recently of Prostate Cancer, so my interest in combating Cancer has been intensified.

Body Shopping

The Economy Fuelled by Flesh and Blood

Author: Donna Dickenson

Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited


Category: Medical

Page: 226

View: 4635


Advances in modern technology are turning our tissues, genes, and organs into 'the currency of the future'. From beauty junkies to the international organ trade, Donna Dickenson reveals the ingenious ways in which body parts are converted into commodities. The true scale is immense: almost one in five human genes is the subject of a patent, and everything is fair game for profit-makers--from individual eggs to the genetic profile of an entire population. This gripping book is essential reading for anyone concerned with the ownership and commercial use of our bodies and those of our loved ones. Drawing on over 20 years of experience, Dickenson scrutinizes the evolving legal position, the historical long view, and the latest biomedical research, and suggests new strategies to bring the biotechnology industry to heel.