Bioinformatics and the politics of innovation in the life sciences: Science and the state in the United Kingdom, China, and India

Salter, Brian, Zhou, Yinhua, Datta, Saheli and Salter, Charlotte (2016) Bioinformatics and the politics of innovation in the life sciences: Science and the state in the United Kingdom, China, and India. Science, Technology, & Human Values, 41 (5). pp. 793-826. ISSN 0162-2439

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Abstract

The governments of China, India, and the United Kingdom are unanimous in their belief that bioinformatics should supply the link between basic life sciences research and its translation into health benefits for the population and the economy. Yet at the same time, as ambitious states vying for position in the future global bioeconomy they differ considerably in the strategies adopted in pursuit of this goal. At the heart of these differences lies the interaction between epistemic change within the scientific community itself and the apparatus of the state. Drawing on desk-based research and thirty-two interviews with scientists and policy makers in the three countries, this article analyzes the politics that shape this interaction. From this analysis emerges an understanding of the variable capacities of different kinds of states and political systems to work with science in harnessing the potential of new epistemic territories in global life sciences innovation.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: politics,power,governance,economies,other
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2016 10:10
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 01:10
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/57460
DOI: 10.1177/0162243916631022

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