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Reframing RightsBioconstitutionalism in the Genetic Age$
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Sheila Jasanoff

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015950

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015950.001.0001

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More than Just a Nucleus: Cloning and the Alignment of Scientific and Political Rationalities

More than Just a Nucleus: Cloning and the Alignment of Scientific and Political Rationalities

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Reframing Rights
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Giuseppe Testa

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015950.003.0047

This chapter analyzes the intricacies of cloning policies in the United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States. It compares three national approaches to dealing with clones derived from somatic cell nuclear transfer. It evaluates the place of human life in three national sociotechnical imaginaries. The chapter shows that in its relation to biotechnological change, Italian political culture seems to be structured around the secular/religious and the natural/artificial dichotomies. It suggests that the juxtaposition of the three cases of the making of clones highlights how political cultures are integral to the development of technoscientific objects.

Keywords:   cloning policies, United Kingdom, Italy, United States, somatic cell nuclear transfer, human life, clones, political cultures

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