This project will investigate the impact of genomics on drug discovery and development. This strand investigates how new methods in molecular biology made possible the identification of new targets and new drugs. Also important to this strand are new patterns of collaboration between academia, large pharmaceutical companies and small biotech firms. This project aims to investigate the scientific and social factors that led to the emergence of genomic medicine. In doing so, the project will help to frame and inform current debates about the future of biomedicine.