The politics of genetic technoscience for conservation: The case of blight-resistant American chestnut

@inproceedings{Barnes2021ThePO,
  title={The politics of genetic technoscience for conservation: The case of blight-resistant American chestnut},
  author={Jessica Cavin Barnes and Jason A. Delborne},
  year={2021}
}
Innovations in genetics and genomics have been heavily critiqued as technologies that have widely supported the privatization and commodification of natural resources. However, emerging applications of these tools to ecological restoration challenge narratives that cast genetic technoscience as inevitably enrolled in the enactment and extension of neoliberal capitalism. In this paper, we draw on Langdon Winner’s theory of technological politics to suggest that the context in which genetic… 
In Vitro Technology in Plant Conservation: Relevance to Biocultural Diversity
TLDR
It is concluded that in vitro technologies can be powerful tools in biocultural conservation if they are deployed in a manner respectful of the socio-cultural context in which plants play a role, but that further research is needed in this regard.

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