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Pigenetics in particular signals a from notions of biological fixedness ideas of plasticity and impressionability biological materialThis investigates a of the beliefs about the plasticity of human biology starting with ancient medicine and analyses the biopolitical techniues reuired to govern such permeability It looks at the emergence of the modern body of biomedicine as a necessary displacement or possibly reconfiguration of ,


During the twentieth century genes were considered the controlling force of life processes and the transfer of DNA the definitive explanation for biological heredity Such views shaped the politics of human heredity in the eugenic era controlling heredity meant intervening in the distribution of good and bad However since the turn of the first century this centrality of genes has been challenged However since the turn of the twenty first century this centrality of genes has been challenged a number of postgenomic disciplines The rise of ,

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Arlier plastic Finally it analyses the returning of plasticity to contemporary postgenomic views and argues that postgenomic plasticity is neither a modernistic plasticity of instrumental management of the body nor a postmodernist celebration of potentialities It is instead a plasticity that disrupts clear boundaries between openness and determination individual and community with It is instead a plasticity that disrupts clear boundaries between openness and determination individual and community with implications for notions of risk responsibility and interventio. ,
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