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Biobanks as sites of bio-objectification

Edited by
Neil Stephens, Cardiff University
Nik Brown, University of York
Conor Douglas, University of British Columbia

The thematic series understands the contents of biobanks as bio-objects, referring to a socially potent biotechnological entity which generates controversy due to its potential challenging of established classifications.

  1. Unanticipated situations can arise in biobanking. This paper empirically documents unexpected situations at the anonymous biobank ‘Xbank’. Firstly, Xbank received an unexpected and significant quantity of tiss...

    Authors: Neil Stephens and Rebecca Dimond
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2015 11:14
  2. The article traces the genealogy of the Minimum Information About Biobank Data Sharing model, created in the European Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure to facilitate collaboration a...

    Authors: Sakari Tamminen
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2015 11:13
  3. This article poses the question of whether biobanking practices and standards are giving rise to the construction of populations from which various biobanking initiatives increasingly draw on for legitimacy? W...

    Authors: Aaro Tupasela, Karoliina Snell and Jose A. Cañada
    Citation: Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2015 11:5