Transdisciplinary Interfaces and Innovation in the Life Sciences by Eunsook HyunTransdisciplinary Interfaces and Innovation in the Life Sciences by Eunsook Hyun

Transdisciplinary Interfaces and Innovation in the Life Sciences

EditorEunsook Hyun, Rainer Paslack, Hilmar Stolte

Hardcover | June 23, 2014

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Life science comprises any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms and their relationships to one another and the environment. By presenting the proceedings of three transdisciplinary transatlantic workshops, this book deals with the interface among the ever expanding fields of molecular biology, nano-technology and synthetic biology as well as the subsequent ethical issues and the need for regulations. In this context the book emphasizes the role of regulations and ethical practices in clinical research, and points out the different approaches used in Europe and the USA. Clinical research was discussed from the perspective that medicine is and should always be a socially responsive human engagement advancing the condition of the living.
Eunsook Hyun is Dean and Professor of Curriculum Studies at the Charter College of Education, California State University, Los Angeles. Rainer Paslack is a Sociologist and Graduate Human Biologist at the Medical School of Hannover. Hilmar Stolte is Univ. Professor em. for Internal Medicine (Nephrology) at the Medical School of Hannover...
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Title:Transdisciplinary Interfaces and Innovation in the Life SciencesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:June 23, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631652666

ISBN - 13:9783631652664

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Contents: Eunsook Hyun: Taking a Transdisciplinary Approach to the Life Sciences – Winston Langley: Transdisciplinarity from a Problem-Based Perspective – Heidrun Sturm: Healthcare Systems Research - Ethics and Reality – Rainer Paslack: To Create and Control Life – A Critical View on Synthetic Biology – Jennifer Radden: Protecting Humans as Consumers and Subjects: Different Ethical Standards in the Conduct of Research in Europe and America – Julian Ziegler: Legal Regulation of Genetic Information in the USA and Germany - Promises kept in Insurance? – Jürgen Simon/Jürgen Robienski: Enhancement in Medicine and Everyday Life: Ethical Aspects and Requirements for Legal Regulation – Dan A. Simovici: Data Mining of Medical Data: Opportunities and Challenges in Mining Association Rules – Robyn Hannigan: Three sectors - Infinite opportunities: Private-Government-Academic Opportunities to Advance the Life Sciences – Robert F. Rich: Privatization of Universities and a New Social Compact: Trends in Funding – Hans Adam/Peter Mayer: Financing Higher Education in Germany - Challenges and Perspectives.