Contributors.- Abbreviations and Acronyms.- Part I: Women Scientists in Biotechnological Research.- 1. Heading Blithely down the Garden Path? Some Entry Points into Current Debates on Women and Biotechnologies.- 2. Seeking a Seat at the Policy Table: Engaging Women in Biotechnology Research and in Decision-Making.- 3. Perception and Attitudes towards Biotechnology in Hungary.- 4. Contribution of Bulgarian Women to Plant Biotechnology: Institute of Genetics Case.- Part II: Bodies, Cultures and Scientific Metaphors.- 5. Embryo Transfer: a View from the United Kingdom.- 6. Dividual Systems and Ultraneoteny.- 7. 'Pop-Genes': the Symbolic Effects of the Release of 'Genes' into Ordinary Speech.- 8. The Organizational Construction of the Body in the Assisted Reproductive Technologies.- 9. What's in a Name? The Importance of Nomenclature in Biotechnology.- 10. Egg Donation in the UK: Tracing Emergent Networks of Feminist Engagement in Relation to HFEA Policy Shifts in 2006.- Part III: Environmental Effects of Biotechnology.- 11. Seeking the New Biotechnological Fix? Public Health Genetics and Environmental Justice Policy in the United States.- 12. Technological Challenges: Asbestos Past Experiences, Nanoparticles: Future Developments.- 13. Affective Implications of GM Food on Social and Individual Integrity: an Ethical Approach.- 14. Women's Perceptions of Biotechnologies: the Case of Genetically Modified Foods in Switzerland.- 15. A Transdisciplinary Approach to Face the Plant Gene Transfer Technique: from Laboratory to Society.- Part IV: Facing Impact: Society and Biotechnology.- 16. Gender and Justice in the Gene Age: the Challenges Presented by Reproductive and Genetic Biotechnologies.- 17. Health Risks and Benefits from Biotechnology.- 18. Biodiversity of Romania Stressed by Transgenic Cultures?- 19. The Social and Economic Impact of GM Crops: the Case of the Herbicide Tolerance Trait.-Afterword.- Making our own Paths, Setting our own Agendas and Putting them into Action.- Some Remarks on Women and Science.- Index.
View of biotechnology written from women's perspectives
Aid to help improve scientists' responsibility to the decision-making processes affecting society at large
Encourages dialogue within interdisciplinary sciences and with the scientific community