Book launch and drinks reception: Jenny Reardon’s The Postgenomic Condition Tuesday June 26th 6 pm

Please join us for a panel discussion and Q&A session with the audience which will be followed by a drinks reception.

Where: Room 1.02, Bush House, North East Wing

When: 26/06/2018 (18:00-19:30)

Cover-of-Postgenomic-ConditionJenny Reardon. The Postgenomic Condition: Ethics, Justice, and Knowledge after the Genome. 2017, University of Chicago Press.

All are welcome but please email Amy Hinterberger ( confirm your attendance for catering purposes.

Now that we have sequenced the human genome, what does it mean? In The Postgenomic Condition, Jenny Reardon critically examines the decade after the Human Genome Project, and the fundamental questions about meaning, value and justice this landmark achievement left in its wake. Drawing on more than a decade of research—in molecular biology labs, commercial start-ups, governmental agencies, and civic spaces—Reardon demonstrates how the extensive efforts to transform genomics from high tech informatics practiced by a few to meaningful knowledge beneficial to all exposed the limits of long-cherished liberal modes of knowing and governing life.

Panellist Speakers and Biographies:

Lydia Nicholas, is a PhD Candidate in Human Computer Interaction at University College London, Interaction Centre and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Jenny Reardon, is a Professor of Sociology and the Founding Director of the Science and Justice Research Center at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at King’s College London.

Charis Thompson, is a Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Chancellor’s Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Link to the book and review quotes:

Podcast about the book:

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