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ENHANCEMENT TECHNOLOGIES AND THE BODY
AbstractThe technological ability to alter biology, along with the social conditions and cultural expectations that enable such transformations, is spawning a variety of techniques that augment
Thinking About the Human Neuron Mouse
TLDR
Dr. Weissman proposed to transplant human brain stem cells into the fetal mice, just before their own neurons died, to produce a living mouse with a functioning brain made up of mouse glial cells and human-derived neurons.
Data-intensive resourcing in healthcare
  • L. Hogle
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • 30 August 2016
TLDR
This paper situates big data in healthcare within social-political and economic conditions in the U.S., and charts emerging assemblages in order to make visible the cultural work that big data does in healthcare.
Recovering the Nation's Body: Cultural Memory, Medicine, and the Politics of Redemption
"In this provocative ethnography, Hogle reveals how the uses of human tissue and organs as therapeutic agents are intimately related not only to expanding arenas of commodification, but also to the
Informed Consent: The Politics of Intent and Practice in Medical Research Ethics*
Informed consent is a key feature of risk management in medical research. This review outlines the history of the consent requirement and describes its diverse forms through a review of
The social production of evidence: regenerative medicine and the 21st Century Cures Act.
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It is argued that current changes need to be viewed within the broader contexts of social phenomena that shape what comes to count as valid evidence, and historically and politically within the longer history and wider contexts of evidence production.
Standardization across Non-standard Domains: The Case of Organ Procurement
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The work of negotiating and reinterpreting "standard" protocols and criteria at the level of local practice, using the example of the procurement of human cadaver organs for transplantation, is described.
Recommendations for Nanomedicine Human Subjects Research Oversight: An Evolutionary Approach for an Emerging Field
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An oversight approach is suggested that can identify research that may need extra oversight, that can structure that extra oversight in a targeted way, and that can evolve with greater knowledge about nanomedicine materials and interventions.
Pragmatic Objectivity and the Standardization of Engineered Tissues
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The collective formal and informal processes that were employed to determine what would count as relevant, objective evidence in the regulation of engineered human tissue products are examined to underscores the way political—industrial assemblages participate in socially negotiated forms of objectivity and are inseparable from the way new technologies take shape.
Accounting for accountable care: Value-based population health management
  • L. Hogle
  • Medicine, Political Science
    Social studies of science
  • 23 May 2019
TLDR
The article uses an STS lens to analyze the assemblage involved in the enactment of population health management through practices of data collection, the creation of new metrics and tools for analysis, and novel ways of sorting individuals within populations.
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