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Truth Machine
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Michael Lynch, Simon A. Cole, Ruth McNally, Kathleen Jordan
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-15 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

DNA profiling—commonly known as DNA fingerprinting—is often heralded as unassailable criminal evidence, a veritable “truth machine” that can overturn convictions based on eyewitness testimony, confessions, and other forms of forensic evidence. But DNA evidence is far from infallible. Truth Machine traces the controversial history of DNA fingerprinting by looking at
Reconsidering Race
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Kazuko Suzuki, Diego A. von Vacano
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-01 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Race is one of the most elusive phenomena of social life. While we generally know it when we see it, it's not an easy concept to define. Social science literature has argued that race is a Western concept that emerged with the birth of modern imperialism, whether in the sixteenth
The Handbook of Genetics & Society
Language: en
Pages: 500
Authors: Paul Atkinson, Peter Glasner, Margaret Lock
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-07-02 - Publisher: Routledge

An authoritative Handbook which offers a discussion of the social, political, ethical and economic consequences and implications of the new bio-sciences. The Handbook takes an interdisciplinary approach providing a synoptic overview of contemporary international social science research on genetics, genomics and the new life sciences. It brings together leading scholars
Murder and the Making of English CSI
Language: en
Pages: 235
Authors: Ian Burney, Neil Pemberton
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-04 - Publisher: JHU Press

The authors tell the engrossing history of how, in the first half of the twentieth century, novel routines, regulations, and techniques--from chain-of-custody procedures to the analysis of hair, blood, and fiber--fundamentally transformed the processing of murder scenes. Focusing on two iconic English investigations--the 1924 case of Emily Kaye, who was
Biology, Computing, and the History of Molecular Sequencing
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: M. García-Sancho
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-11 - Publisher: Springer

Sequencing is often associated with the Human Genome Project and celebrated achievements concerning the DNA molecule. However, the history of this practice comprises not only academic biology, but also the world of computer-assisted information management. The book uncovers this history, qualifying the hype and expectations around genomics.