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By Sarah Franklin

Thirty-five years after its preliminary good fortune as a sort of technologically assisted human copy, and 5 million miracle infants later, in vitro fertilization (IVF) has turn into a regimen technique all over the world. In Biological Relatives, Sarah Franklin explores how the normalization of IVF has replaced how either know-how and biology are understood. Drawing on anthropology, feminist conception, and technology stories, Franklin charts the evolution of IVF from an experimental study process right into a worldwide technological platform used for a wide selection of purposes, together with genetic analysis, cattle breeding, cloning, and stem telephone learn. She contends that regardless of its ubiquity, IVF is still a hugely paradoxical know-how that confirms the relative and contingent nature of biology whereas developing new organic relations. utilizing IVF as a lens, Franklin provides a daring and lucid thesis linking applied sciences of gender and intercourse to reproductive biomedicine, modern bioinnovation, and the way forward for kinship.

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