Ernesto Schwartz-Marin and Arely Cruz-Santiago

The article will present the findings of ethnographic research into the Colombian and Mexican forensic systems, introducing the first citizen-led exhumation project made possible through the cooperation of scholars, forensic specialists and interested citizens in Mexico. The coupling evolution and mutual re-constitution of forensic science will be explored, including new forms of citizenship and nation building projects – all approached as lived experience – in two of Latin America‘s most complex contexts: organised crime and mass death.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Anne Kerr, Choon Key Chekar, Emily Ross, Julia Swallow, and Sarah Cunningham-Burley

, genomics meets biobanking, often incorporating other clinical datasets where patients have given consent for their data to be reused. Digital processes of analysis are crucial to handling these vast quantities of data, as are private–public partnerships to deliver the technology and interpretative power required. The creation of value from these datasets requires both the centralisation of data and its ultimate detachment from the state (Cool 2016 ), in a process through which populations become brands with bioeconomic potential (Tupasela 2017 ). The promise of a

in Personalised cancer medicine
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Duncan Wilson

and Human Values, Vol. 32 (2007) pp. 554–81 (p. 564). See also Brian Salter and Mavis Jones, ‘Biobanks and Bioethics: The Politics of Legitimation’, Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 12, no. 4 (2005) pp. 710–32. 22 Brian Salter, ‘Cultural Biopolitics, Bioethics and the Moral Economy: The Case of Human Embryonic Stem Cells and the European Union’s Sixth Framework Programme’, Working Paper I of the project ‘The Global Politics of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Science’ (November 2004). Emphasis added. Available online at www.york.ac.uk/res/sci/ projects/res340250001

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Participation to build the bioeconomy
Anne Kerr, Choon Key Chekar, Emily Ross, Julia Swallow, and Sarah Cunningham-Burley

by capitalising on the assets of the NHS, transforming the bioeconomy and healthcare for the twenty-first century. Its success hinged, above all, upon patients and their families participating in the venture, which, in turn, relied upon the trust and confidence of patients and the wider public. This would build on other large-scale projects, such as UK Biobank, and draw on the UK's global reputation for robust oversight via bodies such as the Human Genetics Commission. The Commission had, in fact, been disbanded in 2012 as part of a process of removing Whitehall

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Exploring personalised cancer medicine
Anne Kerr, Choon Key Chekar, Emily Ross, Julia Swallow, and Sarah Cunningham-Burley

while also drawing attention to and at times querying their normative attributes. Chapter 1 sets the scene for these case studies, drawing on STS and related literatures to trace the development of molecular understandings of cancer, tests and treatments and their place in the cancer clinic. The chapter covers the evolution of clinical trials and biobank research, including the rise of adaptive, basket and umbrella trials. We also explore the development of new molecular taxonomies of cancer and the implications of this

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Urban transformation and public health in future cities
Michael Keith and Andreza Aruska de Souza Santos

proliferation of sources generated by the contemporary urban environment. Biobank data generating longitudinal measures of sometimes very large numbers of individuals, tracking of behaviours through virtual traces, large-scale experimental data, online footprints of many millions that are frequently geolocated through mobile phone records, consumer expenditure and transaction data, and mobility patterns individualised through identity or travel cards, Google Earth and satellite data can all be subjected to ‘big data’ analytical tools such as machine learning, image scraping

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