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The Global Politics of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Science


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Introduction: Stem Cell Research and Global Biopolitics Globalization, Stem Cell Markets and National Interests Embryos, Ooecytes, Cell Lines: HESC Science and the Human Tissue Market Global Regulation and Local Policy Narratives: Making Sense of Dolly From Dolly to Therapies? Stem Cell Regulations in the Making I - the United Kingdom and the United States From Dolly to Therapies? Stem Cell Regulations in the Making II - Germany, Italy, Japan and South Korea Bioethics and the Global Moral Economy of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Science Human ESC Science and the Cultural Politics of the EU's Framework Programmes Contested Governance: Uncertainty and Standardization in Research and Patenting Notes References Index

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HERBERT GOTTWEIS is Professor at the Department of Political Science and Director of the Life Science Governance Research Platform at the University of Vienna, Austria. His books include Biobanks: Governance in Comparative Perspective, (with A Petersen) and Governing Molecules: The Discursive Politics of Genetic Engineering in Europe and in the United States.

BRIAN SALTER is Professor of Politics and Director of the Global Biopolitics Research Group in the Centre for Biomedicine and Society at King's College London, UK. His books include The New Politics of Medicine and The Politics of Change in the Health Service.

A/PROFESSOR CATHERINE WALDBY is International Research Fellow at the University of Sydney, Australia. She researches social studies of biomedicine and the life sciences. She is a foundational member of the global biopolitics research group, an international consortium of scholars who investigate the effects of cultural, political and economic globalization on the social relations of biomedicine. Her books include (wih Robert Mitchell) Tissue Economies: Blood, Organs and Cell Lines in Late Capitalism.

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