Biogovernance beyond the state: The shaping of stem cell therapy by patient organizations in India.

Imported: 25 Dec '16 | Published: 25 Dec '16

Carolyn C Heitmeyer

Medical anthropology

Abstract: Public engagement through government-sponsored 'public consultations' in biomedical innovation, specifically stem cell research and therapy, has been relatively limited in India. However, patient groups are drawing upon collaborations with medical practitioners to gain leverage in promoting biomedical research and the conditions under which patients can access experimental treatments. Based on qualitative fieldwork conducted between 2012 and 2015, I examine the ways in which two patient groups engaged... Read More

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