Public Policy and Genomic Science: Managing Dynamic Change.

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dc.contributor.author Mintrom, Michael en
dc.contributor.author Williams, Claire en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-18T02:18:44Z en
dc.date.issued 2009 en
dc.identifier.citation Policy and Society 28(4):253-265 2009 en
dc.identifier.issn 1449-4035 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/9406 en
dc.description.abstract Developments in genomic science and its applications raise significant public policy issues. Restrictive governance regimes can inhibit progress that has the potential to significantly enhance social and economic outcomes. But permissive regimes run the risk of mistakes, inappropriate management practices, and accidents having costly effects on human populations, various agricultural activities, and ecosystems. This article provides an overview of genomic science. We survey public policy issues raised by this science and how existing public policy models and approaches have been used to consider and address them. Issues covered include the quality of the science, non-human applications, human applications, and social impacts. From here, attention turns to challenges posed both at the conceptual and practical level that are expected to promote further policy learning. We consider the need for effective oversight and regulatory regimes, and greater transparency and participation in decision-making. The article also introduces the other contributions to this theme issue of Policy and Society. en
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Policy and Society en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Details obtained from http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1449-4035/ en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Public Policy and Genomic Science: Managing Dynamic Change. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.polsoc.2009.09.001 en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.begin-page 253 en
pubs.volume 28 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: 2009 Policy and Society Associates (APSS). en
pubs.end-page 265 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 96682 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en


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