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Silent measures: disability and the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol2no3EN.pdf

Draws attention to the measurements that inform health research and policy making. Questions the notion of the "ideal citizen" that underpins the Strategy, suggesting it implicitly excludes people with disabilities.

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Published: 2002
If women mattered: a critical view of the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy and alternative visions for community action  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/groups/biotech/altcbs/altcbs.pdf

Encourages critical questioning and debate. Briefly examines some aspects of the Canadian government's policy on biotechnology - the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy (CBS) - and its implications for women and women's health. Explores some alternative principles and approaches to promote health protection and public good.

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Published: 2001
Biotechnology and the new genetics: what it means for women's health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/groups/biotech/availdocs/biotech.htm

Examines assumptions about biotechnology and the new genetics for Canadians as a whole and for women in particular. Provides a brief overview of "biotechnology" and the "new genetics" and their implications for women's health. Examines two main areas of concern - agricultural biotechnology and biotechnology in health care and medicine.

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Published: 2001
Guide to the groups: key organizations in biotechnology activism  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/biotech/guide.pdf

Provides a detailed list of organizations, both Canadian and international, interested in the area of biotechnology and its potential impact on health.

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The world of biotech: a review of biotechnology and human genetics policy in selected international agencies, business organisat  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/biotech/hwongrev.pdf

Presents a detailed listing of the array of agencies, committees, commissions and organizations involved in the global quest for genetic biotech.

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Published: 1999
Placing values at the centre of biotechnology policy: the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy and women's health. Opening remarks  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/groups/biotech/availdocs/1-sherwin.pdf

Explains the history of the Working Group on Women, Health and the New Genetics, and the goals of the national Strategic Workshop held on February 11 and 12, 2000 at York University in Toronto, Ontario.

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Published: 2001
Biotechnology and women's health: re-defining the questions  
http://www.cwhn.ca/site/default/files/groups/biotech/availdocs/12-bos-tud.pdf

Looks at the practicalities of regulation and control of the new biotechnologies.

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Published: 2000
Risk, biotechnology and political rationality: lessons from women's accounts of breast cancer risks  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/groups/biotech/availdocs/9-robertson.pdf

Analyzes how women make sense of their personal risks for breast cancer, and how they feel about their ability to exert control over the disease, as individuals or as members of a group.

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Published: 2000
Shifting connections: a report on emerging federal policy relating to women's health, the new genetics and biotechnology  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/groups/biotech/availdocs/shiftconnect.htm

Provides a policy primer, of value to experts and novices wishing to gain insight into the range of Canadian government activities which bear on the way that biotechnologies will impact on women and their health.

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Published: 1999
The gender of genetic futures: the Canadian biotechnology strategy, women and health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/groups/biotech/availdocs/full-doc-2.pdf

Incorporates pre-circulated statements, plenary presentations and respondent commentary prepared for the workshop. Most of the Workshop materials are included in this collection.

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Published: 2001