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Life Formed: Evolutionary Design and the Futures of a Political Biology

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Title:Life Formed: Evolutionary Design and the Futures of a Political Biology
Authors:Yee, Aubrey
Contributors:Dator, James (advisor)
Political Science (department)
Keywords:Political science
Climate change
Philosophy of science
Alternative Futures
show 3 moreIndigenous Politics
Science and Technology Studies
Synthetic Biology
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Date Issued:2019
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Abstract:With the advent of CRISPR and gene drive gene editing technologies, synthetic biology is paving the way towards a world where humans have the capacity to rapidly design and re-design lifeforms. With little oversight and agreed upon governance structures, how will we ensure that these technologies are used for the greatest good? As we begin to actively design evolution, how might we decolonize this science? Privileging alternative forms of knowledge production and ethical frameworks from Indigenous peoples and spiritual ecologists in order to shape a preferred future for the planet in the era of synthetic life.
Description:Ph.D. Thesis. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2019
Pages/Duration:184 pages
Rights:All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
Appears in Collections: Ph.D. - Political Science

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