This paper focuses on two areas of innovation currently articulating the agenda of personalized medicine (PM): the discourse of empowerment in health-care reforms and the rise of molecular epigenomics. We align these two developments as discursive and technical resources, focusing on their nascent interplay in shaping alternative sociotechnical imaginaries of PM. Our work aims at inaugurating an intellectual programme on the distinct futures of policy- and identity-making that are being catalysed around epigenomic technoscience, as well as to provide an operational map of its potential synergies with pre-existing socio-political discourses of empowerment in PM. This roadmap advances our understanding of how the intersection of epigenomics with dominant policy discourses becomes a resource to shape roles and obligations of citizens, patients and health-care actors in the emergence of PM.

The epigenomic self in personalized medicine : between responsibility and empowerment / L. Chiapperino, G. Testa (SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW MONOGRAPH). - In: Biosocial matters : Rethinking sociology-biology relations in the Twenty-First century / [a cura di] M. Meloni, S. Williams, P. Martin. - Prima edizione. - Chichester : Wiley, 2016. - ISBN 9781119236511. - pp. 203-220 [10.1002/2059-7932.12021]

The epigenomic self in personalized medicine : between responsibility and empowerment

L. Chiapperino;G. Testa
2016

Abstract

This paper focuses on two areas of innovation currently articulating the agenda of personalized medicine (PM): the discourse of empowerment in health-care reforms and the rise of molecular epigenomics. We align these two developments as discursive and technical resources, focusing on their nascent interplay in shaping alternative sociotechnical imaginaries of PM. Our work aims at inaugurating an intellectual programme on the distinct futures of policy- and identity-making that are being catalysed around epigenomic technoscience, as well as to provide an operational map of its potential synergies with pre-existing socio-political discourses of empowerment in PM. This roadmap advances our understanding of how the intersection of epigenomics with dominant policy discourses becomes a resource to shape roles and obligations of citizens, patients and health-care actors in the emergence of PM.
Settore BIO/11 - Biologia Molecolare
Settore SPS/07 - Sociologia Generale
Settore SPS/08 - Sociologia dei Processi Culturali e Comunicativi
Settore M-FIL/02 - Logica e Filosofia della Scienza
Settore M-FIL/03 - Filosofia Morale
Settore BIO/18 - Genetica
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