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Making Genomic Medicine: Understanding Risk

Catherine Heeney

Principal investigator(s):   Steve Sturdy

Funding: Wellcome Trust

January 1 2014 – August 31 2017

Since January 2014 Catherine has been working on the Risk strand of the Wellcome Trust funded project Making Genomic Medicine, headed by Steve Sturdy.

The focus of the work is to understand how risk is related to historical developments leading up to and following from the mapping and sequencing of the human genome.

Of particular interest is the relationship between risk and the changing understandings of what the gene is and can do, understandings shaped by interaction with various configurations of social and technical factors.