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Stem cells What's human? What's animal? And what of the biology in between?

Posted on 25 July 2011

Dr Nik Brown in The Guardian: Policymakers, institutions and even language are hopelessly out of step with developments in trans-species science


Friday's report by the Academy of Medical Sciences on the increasingly fuzzy boundaries between the human and the animal is the latest in a long series of policy reflections on how to keep pace with developments in the biosciences

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Dr Nik Brown is reader in sociology and co-director of the science and technology studies unit at the University of York. He is the author of New Medical Technologies and Society: Reordering Life, published by Polity Press