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Title: La diversit√† biologica.
Other Titles: Analisi epistemologica della relazione tra genetica ed epigenetica.
Tutor: Gagliasso, Elena
Keywords: Epigenetics
Social values
Research ethics
History of Science
Philosophy of Science
Medical Research
Conrad Waddington
Joseph Needham
Cold war
Issue Date: 18-Jun-2012
Abstract: The first part of the thesis is a critical analysis of the proceedings of the conferences "Towards a Theoretical Biology" founded by the Rockefeller Foundation and leaded by Conrad H. Waddington. The second part is an epistemological and sociological analysis of a technique called Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS), analysis carried out in few laboratories through interviews and observations. It follow a social and ethical critic of the so called "genetic medicine", who should benefit of the GWAS technique.
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