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Chapter 13 The value of the imagined biological in policy and society (Book chapter)

Book title: Routledge Handbook of Genomics, Health and Society

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ISBN: 9781138211957 9781315451695 Year: Pages: 10 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Social Sciences
Added to DOAB on : 2018-03-28 11:02:27
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Attending the World Economic Forum this past week, I was struck by two trends. The first was that brain research has emerged as a hot topic. Not only was brain science or brain health a new
theme at the meeting, research on the brain emerged in discussions about next generation
computing, global cooperation, and even models of economic development as well as being
linked to mental health or mindfulness. In a meeting frequented largely by economists
and business leaders, I was surprised by the number of non-scientists who have become
enchanted by brain science. Clearly this is the era of the brain, with mental health now part of a
much broader discussion.

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