New Genetics and Society – new publication

imagesA special issue of New Genetics and Society has been published addressing the various approaches by academics and organisations to the identification of victims of mass disasters. ‘Genetic Identification and the Response to Mass Fatalities’ contains six papers drawing on a variety of disciplinary resources – including philosophy, anthropology, science and technology studies, and sociology – as well as the experience of practical involvement, in order to explore how DNA profiling and matching technologies have now become a routine resource in the efforts to restore social order following both natural and anthropogenically occasioned disasters and atrocities. The issue intends to stimulate further critical engagement with the ethical and social issues raised by the use of DNA-based technologies in DVI and elsewhere.

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