Editorial :Biobanks and the reconfiguration of the living
While previous discussions of biobanks have addressed standardization and inno-vations, law and ethics, governance, donation, citizenship, race, data and economy(Cromer2017; Ehrich, Williams, and Farsides2010; Eriksson and Webster2008,2015; Franklin2006; Meskus2018), this special issue explores the role of biobanksin the reconfigurations of the living, as they constitute a central place in the man-ufacture of biological resources. Certainly, the role of biobanks as biomedical plat-forms playing a central role in contemporary medicine had already beenhighlighted by Keating and Cambrosio (2003). But understanding them asspaces where both a work of shaping and socializing living beings is carried outis an original research perspective. Our introduction aims to show its heuristic,which is not limited to human biobanks (...).
Free access: Fabien Milanovic, Noémie Merleau-Ponty & Perig Pitrou (2018) Biobanks and the reconfiguration of the living, New Genetics and Society, 37:4, 285-295, DOI:10.1080/14636778.2018.1548686