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By Sarah Franklin

ISBN-10: 0822354993

ISBN-13: 9780822354994

Thirty-five years after its preliminary good fortune as a kind of technologically assisted human copy, and 5 million miracle infants later, in vitro fertilization (IVF) has turn into a regimen approach around the world. In Biological Relatives, Sarah Franklin explores how the normalization of IVF has replaced how either expertise and biology are understood. Drawing on anthropology, feminist thought, and technological know-how experiences, Franklin charts the evolution of IVF from an experimental learn method right into a worldwide technological platform used for a large choice of functions, together with genetic prognosis, cattle breeding, cloning, and stem telephone learn. She contends that regardless of its ubiquity, IVF continues to be a hugely paradoxical know-how that confirms the relative and contingent nature of biology whereas growing new organic family. utilizing IVF as a lens, Franklin provides a daring and lucid thesis linking applied sciences of gender and intercourse to reproductive biomedicine, modern bioinnovation, and the way forward for kinship.

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