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This webpage is contains information and offers support for the forthcoming Handbook of Genomics, Health & society part of the Routledge International Handbook series, scheduled for release in January 2018.  This handbook continues and expands upon the success of the 2009 publication in this series, the Handbook of Genetics and Society. This new handbook compiles multi-disciplinary contributions from a wide range of experts to offer an authoritative, state of the art discourse about the social-cultural, ethical, political and economic consequences and complexity that emerge at the intersection with current and emergent developments in genomics and health. As the editors of the handbook, we are inspired by the rapid and exciting growth in genomic knowledge, technologies and techniques over the last decade, and the potential the field contains for well-being and global health. However, we are also aware of the profound ways these developments in biosciences weave through social landscapes and become entangled in cultural, economic and political systems.


The handbook provides an essential resource in the field of genomics and society, and forms a crucial research tool for both new students and established scholars across biomedicine and social sciences. It disseminates a comprehensive introduction to pivotal themes within the field, presents state of the art knowledge on the partnerships between genomics science and society, and outlines pathways for emerging areas of research. Our vision is, therefore, for our contributors to write chapters that speak to both new students within the field as well as those who have established careers in ways that can inspire new and ongoing research trajectories.

Please explore the website further for, tentative schedules, a table of contents, editing guidelines, and other information for authors.