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Les frontières du vivant ; biologie, agriculture et médecine depuis 1945

Boundaries of Life – Biology, agriculture and medicine from 1945 on

L'embryon et la circulation des savoirs, des normes et des outils à la frontière humain - animal

The embryo and the circulations of knowledge, tools and norms accross the human –animal boundary

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Publié le vendredi 04 septembre 2009 par Delphine Cavallo

Résumé

Recent developments in biology have resulted in the emergence of practices (xenografts, cloning …) and entities (stem-cells, “humanized” animal models, human-animal chimeras, …) that challenge and question the human – animal boundary. This workshop aims at analyzing how the human – animal boundary is performed and (re)defined by suchpractices, but also by the sets of rules (from laws to “best” or local practices) that govern their use.

Annonce

IFRIS Seminar

Jean-Paul Gaudillière (CERMES, INSERM-EHESS) and Pierre-Benoit Joly (INRA /SenS)

2nd meeting : “The embryo and the circulations of knowledge, tools and norms accross the human –animal boundary”

Organizers : Martin Rémondet, Laurence Esterle.

Contact : remondet@inra-ifris.org

Date : 11 september 2009, from 10a.m. to 5.30pm

Location : Cermes
7, rue Guy Môquet
94801 Villejuif

More information on the location

Recent developments in biology have resulted in the emergence of practices (xenografts, cloning …) and entities (stem-cells, “humanized” animal models, human-animal chimeras, …) that challenge and question the human – animal boundary. This evolution is grounded in concepts and tools (notably developed in molecular biology) that encompass a unified, trans-specific vision of life. But it is also based on older frames of cooperation – in the fields of embryology and embryo technologies, of the reproduction sciences more generally – that made possible the transfer of tools and techniques developed for animals to human biology and biomedicine.

Different disciplinary perspectives (political science, sociology, STS, history of science) have been associated with scattered attempts at characterizing this circulation, questioning the governance of those entities, the techniques used to define them, the way current policies (re)frame the human-animal distinction and the specificities of the human species. Bringing together these approaches, this workshop aims at exploring different types of questions associated with past and present uses of the embryo.

The workshop aims at analyzing how the human – animal boundary is performed and (re)defined by biotechnological practices, but also by the sets of rules (from laws to “best” or local practices) that govern their use. The second aim is to question the specificity of contemporary practices: recent conceptual and technical developments point towards radical challenges to the human-animal distinction (xenografts, hybrids and “humanized” animals ) whose characteristics, specificities and novelty deserve further analysis. In a more historical perspective, the third objective of the seminar is to re-situate contemporary practices within (or in contrast to …) existing networks and configurations that governed the circulation of embryo and reproduction technologies from animals to humans.

Programme :

10h-13h – “Practices at the Human-Animal Boundary” Session

Nick Hopwood: Rethinking the history of the mammalian embryo between the farm and the clinic.

Martin Rémondet : Animal cloning between fundamental research and reproductive technology.

Lene Koch : Modeling pigs and humans in contemporary biological and biomedical research.

14h-17h30 - “Politics and governance at the Human-Animal Boundary” Session

Gisela Badura : Crossing species boundaries – chimeras and the normativity of science

Philippe Brunet: Pouvoir travailler en laboratoire : tensions éthico-normatives sur les cellules
souches embryonnaires humaines.

Boris Auray : the European regulation of stem cells.

Conclusive remarks : Jean-Paul Gaudillière.

Lieux

  • Cermes - 7, rue Guy Môquet
    Villejuif, France

Dates

  • vendredi 11 septembre 2009

Contacts

  • Martin Rémondet
    courriel : remondet [at] inra-ifris [dot] org

Source de l'information

  • Martin Rémondet
    courriel : remondet [at] inra-ifris [dot] org

Pour citer cette annonce

« Les frontières du vivant ; biologie, agriculture et médecine depuis 1945 », Journée d'étude, Calenda, Publié le vendredi 04 septembre 2009, http://calenda.org/198811