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Geneticization and the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy: the marketing of women's health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/5-lippman.pdf
Examines the consequences of applying the qualifier "genetic" to health and to health care. Raises similar questions about the effects of identifying certain health matters as being about gender, as distinct from sex, pointing out how the increasing marketing of, and markets for, genetics and women's health, constantly twist the meaning of these words as well as co-opt the concept of "choice." (See Details)
Published: 2000
Preserving cultural diversity through the preservation of biological diversity  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/19-coombe.pdf
Outlines the links that exist between cultural diversity and biological diversity. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Biotechnology, genetic engineering and GMOs  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39632
Provides a brief description of biotechnology, genetic engineering and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). (See Details)
Published: 2000
What's so new about the "new genetics"?: genetic counselling and the medical management of "genetic" information  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/6-miller.pdf
Argues that genetic information has been, and will continue to be, the chief product of the biotechnological "revolution" in medicine. Offers a review of genetic counselling practices, practitioners and disease scope. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Stepping into the breach: provincial funders replace federal regulators in defense of public priorities and safety  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/20-bassett.pdf
Suggests that if the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy is left uncontested, provincial health services are likely to be overwhelmed by the activities of the pharmaceutical and device industries. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Genetic testing, citizenship and subjectivity: implications for women and health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/8-polzer.pdf
Raises questions about the political underpinnings and personal implications of genetic testing for breast cancer risk. (See Details)
Published: 2000
A gender critique of forensic DNA evidence: collection, storage and applications  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/22-lee.pdf
Argues that DNA forensic technologies are inserted into existing social systems, with all the problems and inequities that exist therein. Also points to the place of DNA evidence in an expansive network of state surveillance, with especially harsh consequences for members of marginalised communities. (See Details)
Published: 2000
The Human Genome Project and the issue of biodiversity  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/23-settee.pdf
Outliens the work of Aboriginal peoples around the world to mobilise against biopiracy - the appropriation of indigenouse knowledge and indigenous bodies. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Genetic engineering in agriculture and health: feminist dilemmas and/or opportunities  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/10-abergel.PDF
Examines agricultural biotechnology and identifies the way that the current prevalence of genetic engineering crops and foods has been hidden from Canadians. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Obscuring disability: the pursuit of "quality" in the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/24-frazee.pdf
Provides a critique of how the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy conceptualizes health, disease and disability. (See Details)
Published: 2000