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Special Issue: Doing the individual and the collective in forensic genetics: governance, race and restitution

BioSocieties has a new open-access special issue titled, “Doing the individual and the collective in forensic genetics: governance, race and restitution.” Edited by Amade M’charek and Peter Wade, this collection takes race as a central concern and traces “the kind of work that forensic genetics is made to do; the kind of (legal, political, societal) infrastructures necessary …

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Special Issue: Chronic Disaster: Reimagining Noncommunicable Chronic Disease

American Anthropologist has a new open-access Vital Topics Forum titled, Chronic Disaster: Reimagining Noncommunicable Chronic Disease. Edited by Alyshia Gálvez, Megan Carney, and Emily Yates-Doerr, this special issue presents a collection of essays that “revisit the question of how to both conceptualize chronic disease and theorize violence and its structures.”

Critical Perspectives on the Microbiome
Megan A. Carney

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In the Journals, September 2020, Part 2

Anthropology & Medicine

What drives distress? Rethinking the roles of emotion and diagnosis among people with diabetes in Nairobi, Kenya
Emily Mendenhall, Abednego Musau, Edna Bosire, Victoria Musito, David Ndetei, Melanie Rock

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a condition that both results from and produces social and psychological suffering. As ‘diabetes’ increases among low income patients in poorer nations, new

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Special Issue: Alzheimer’s Disease as Post-genomic Science

New Genetics & Society has released an open-access special issue titled, “Alzheimer’s disease as post-genomic science.” Edited by Richard Milne and Joanna Latimer, this special issue aims to unpack the “problematic relationship between the bench and the bedside.”

Alzheimer’s disease and the development of a post-genomic science (open access)
Richard Milne, Joanna Latimer

Alzheimer’s disease has been a

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In the Journals, March 2020, Part 2

Medical Anthropology Quarterly

Corporate Logic in Clinical Care: The Case of Diabetes Management
Linda M. Hunt, Hannah S. Bell, Anna C. Martinez‐Hume, Funmi Odumosu, Heather A. Howard

As large corporations come to dominate U.S. health care, clinical medicine is increasingly market‐driven and governed by business principles. We examine ways in which health insurers and health care systems are transforming the


Staging Seizure: The Chronic Contingency of Epilepsy Diagnosis

Epilepsy is a chronic illness and disability characterized by recurrent, unpredictable seizures. Epileptic seizures are transient events during which people lose control over all or parts of body-mind function. This can result in the rhythmic twisting of a person’s wrist, sudden inexplicable feelings of joy, or involuntary spasms of the whole body. Since antiquity, epilepsy has occupied healers, philosophers, physicians, …