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Impressionable Biologies

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During the twentieth century genes were considered the controlling force of life processes and the transfer of considered the controlling force of life processes and the transfer of the definitive explanation for biological heredity Such views shaped the politics of human heredity in the eugenic era controlling *Heredity Meant Intervening In The Distribution Of *meant intervening in the distribution of and bad genes however since the of and bad genes However since the of the twenty first century this centrality of genes has been challenged by a number of postgenomic disciplines The ise of Pigenetics in particular signals a shift from notions of biological fixedness to ideas of plasticity and impressionability of biological materialThis book investigates a long history of the beliefs about *the plasticity of human biology starting with ancient medicine and analyses the biopolitical techniues euired to govern such permeability *plasticity of human biology starting with ancient medicine and analyses the biopolitical techniues euired to govern such PERMEABILITY LOOKS AT THE
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Arlier plastic views Finally it analyses the eturning of plasticity to contemporary postgenomic views and argues that postgenomic plasticity is neither a modernistic plasticity of instrumental management of the body *nor a postmodernist celebration of potentialities It is instead a plasticity that disrupts clear boundaries openness and determination individual postmodernist celebration of potentialities It is instead a that disrupts clear between openness and determination individual community with important implications for notions of isk esponsibility and interventio.