Search Resources (English): Genetic research

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Biotechnology and the new genetics: what it means for women's health

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
The gender of genetic futures: the Canadian biotechnology strategy, women and health

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
Governing medically assisted human reproduction: report of an international symposium
Discusses medically assisted human reproduction in the context of anthropoligical, sociological, political science, and legal knowledge. Pursues four general themes: rethinking reproductive freedom, negotiating kinship, legal strategies, and regulatory bodies.
Published: 1997
Selected legal issues in genetic testing: guidance from human rights
Argues that modern human rights standards provide important guidelines on legal and ethical issues surrounding genetic testing. Offers working recommendations to develop a framework on genetic testing and genetic information. (See Details)
Published: 2001
The new genetic therapies: the case of herceptin for breast cancer
Examines the challenge of genetics in relation to breast cancer. Introduces a new treatment protocol for breast cancer, herceptin or trastuzumab. Looks at its challenges, including its high price. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Geneticization and the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy: the marketing of women's health
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
What's so new about the "new genetics"?: genetic counselling and the medical management of "genetic" information
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
Gender and the gene giants: research and action on women and the new genetics
Provides discussion on four issues, including: the use of genetic research in the pharmaceutical industry; the corporate concentration in the life industries; the terminator and traitor technologies; and, the threat of genetic biowarfare. Outlines gender-equality concerns and issues for further research and action. (See Details)
Published: 2000
The Human Genome Project and the issue of biodiversity
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
Commercializing embryos and commodifying women's bodies: why women should be concerned about stem cell research
Examines the issues surrounding stem cell research. Points out its risks to women. (See Details)
Published: 2005