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The Resource Bioinformation, Bronwyn Parry and Beth Greenhough

Bioinformation, Bronwyn Parry and Beth Greenhough

Label
Bioinformation
Title
Bioinformation
Statement of responsibility
Bronwyn Parry and Beth Greenhough
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From DNA sequences stored on computer databases to archived forensic samples and biomedical records, bioinformation comes in many forms. Its unique provenance--the fact that it is 'mined' from the very fabric of the human body--makes it a mercurial resource; one that no one seemingly owns, but in which many have deeply vested interests. Who has the right to exploit and benefit from bioinformation? The individual or community from whom it was derived? The scientists and technicians who make its extraction both possible and meaningful or the commercial and political interests which fund this work? Who is excluded or even at risk from its commercialisation? And what threats and opportunities might the generation of Big Bioinformational Data raise? In this groundbreaking book, authors Bronwyn Parry and Beth Greenhough explore the complex economic, social and political questions arising from the creation and use of bioinformation. Drawing on a range of highly topical cases--including the commercialization of human sequence data, the forensic use of retained bioinformation, biobanking and genealogical research--they show how demand for this resource has grown significantly driving a burgeoning but often highly controversial global economy in bioinformation. But, they argue, change is afoot as new models emerge that challenge the ethos of privatisation by creating instead a dynamic open source 'bioinformational commons' available for all future generations"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parry, Bronwyn
Dewey number
570.285
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH324.2
LC item number
.P38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Greenhough, Beth
Series statement
Resources series
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  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Trade & Tariffs
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • Bioinformatik
  • Massendaten
  • Biologie
  • Biometrie
Label
Bioinformation, Bronwyn Parry and Beth Greenhough
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Genesis : What is Bioinformation? -- Provenance : Where Does Bioinformation Come From? -- Property : Who Owns Bioinformation? -- Markets : Who Consumes Bioinformation? -- The Big Data Revolution -- Bioinformatic Futures : The Datafication of Everything?
Control code
966204480
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 194 pages
Isbn
9781509505463
Lccn
2017014229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)966204480
Label
Bioinformation, Bronwyn Parry and Beth Greenhough
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Genesis : What is Bioinformation? -- Provenance : Where Does Bioinformation Come From? -- Property : Who Owns Bioinformation? -- Markets : Who Consumes Bioinformation? -- The Big Data Revolution -- Bioinformatic Futures : The Datafication of Everything?
Control code
966204480
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 194 pages
Isbn
9781509505463
Lccn
2017014229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)966204480

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