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Socio-economics of personalized medicine in Asia

Author: Shirley Hsiao-Li Sun
Publisher: New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
Series: Routledge studies in the sociology of health and illness.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The second decade of the 21st century has witnessed a new surge in emphasis on personalized medicine based on analysis of an individual's unique genetic make-up as a means to enable more precise diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases. This book attempts to contribute to this growing body of literature by tracing and analyzing "personalized medicine" as it unfolds in Asia, and in so doing, illustrating  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley Hsiao-Li Sun
ISBN: 9781138933835 113893383X
OCLC Number: 938708290
Description: xii, 198 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Resisting being "othered" : regionalism, nationalism, and the racialization of ethnicity in Asia --
Capitalizing on being "othered" : precision medicine and race in the context of a globalized pharmaceutical industry --
Managing "otherness" : genomic medicine and public health policy in Singapore --
Cancer genomics in clinics --
Socio-economic factors and ethical dilemmas in personalized medicine provision --
Conclusion : possibilities and challenges of personalized medicine in Asia.
Series Title: Routledge studies in the sociology of health and illness.
Responsibility: Shirley Sun.

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"The second decade of the 21st century has witnessed a new surge in emphasis on personalized medicine based on analysis of an individual's unique genetic make-up as a means to enable more precise diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases. This book attempts to contribute to this growing body of literature by tracing and analyzing "personalized medicine" as it unfolds in Asia, and in so doing, illustrating various social forces shaping the "co-production" of science and social order in transnational settings. The book shows that there are inextricable transnational linkages between developing and developed countries and also provides a theoretically guided and empirically grounded understanding of the formation and usage of particular human taxonomies in transnational settings"--

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