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Biological relatives : IVF, stem cells, and the future of kinship

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Biological relatives : IVF, stem cells, and the future of kinship
Original Title Biological relatives : IVF, stem cells, and the future of kinship
Author Franklin, Sarah, 1960- author
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Topics in vitro fertilization, social science, Fertilization in vitro, Human, Kinship, Feminist anthropology
Publisher Duke University Press
Collection folkscanomy_miscellaneous, folkscanomy, additional_collections
Language English
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Thirty-five years after its initial success as a form of technologically assisted human reproduction, and five million miracle babies later, in vitro fertilization (IVF) has become a routine procedure worldwide. In Biological Relatives, Sarah Franklin explores how the normalization of IVF has changed how both technology and biology are understood. Drawing on anthropology, feminist theory, and science studies, Franklin charts the evolution of IVF from an experimental research technique into a global technological platform used for a wide variety of applications, including genetic diagnosis, livestock breeding, cloning, and stem cell research. She contends that despite its ubiquity, IVF remains a highly paradoxical technology that confirms the relative and contingent nature of biology while creating new biological relatives. Using IVF as a lens, Franklin presents a bold and lucid thesis linking technologies of gender and sex to reproductive biomedicine, contemporary bioinnovation, and the future of kinship. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-350) and index

Miracle babies — Living tools — Embryo pioneers — Reproductive technologies — Living IVF — IVF live — Frontier culture — After IVF

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