Dirk Stemerding
University of Twente
NursingHealth careEconomicsGenomicsMedicine
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#1Dirk StemerdingH-Index: 9
#2Wieke BettenH-Index: 1
Last. Frank KupperH-Index: 7
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Abstract As partners in a European project for responsible research and innovation (RRI) in synthetic biology, we organized a collaborative and interactive process of real-time technology assessment. This process consisted of two related activities complementing each other as different modes of future making, one focussing on technological options, the other on societal objectives. For the first type of activity, we established a three-year collaboration with the annual international Genetically...
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#1V. RerimassieH-Index: 4
#2D. StemerdingH-Index: 4
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#1V. RerimassieH-Index: 4
#2Dirk StemerdingH-Index: 9
Last. Wieke BettenH-Index: 1
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#1Roel Nahuis (UT: University of Twente)H-Index: 1
#2Dirk Stemerding (UT: University of Twente)H-Index: 9
Social scientists commenting on developments in the life sciences have suggested that the rise of genomics in the field of human genetics does not only involve a shift in the research agenda from relatively rare monogenetic disorders to multifactorial, common diseases, but also involves a transformation on the institutional level of research regimes. In the (Dutch) genomics landscape, in which such research regimes are embedded, increasingly dominant values and objectives exert pressures on rese...
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#1Rinie van EstH-Index: 6
#2Dirk StemerdingH-Index: 9
Last. L. HanssenH-Index: 5
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#1Dirk Stemerding (UT: University of Twente)H-Index: 9
#2Tsjalling Swierstra (UT: University of Twente)H-Index: 16
Last. Marianne Boenink (UT: University of Twente)H-Index: 11
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With the rise of genomics promises and concerns have emerged about future possibilities for screening of genetic susceptibilities to common diseases in the population. In this article we start from the assumption that for a better understanding of the future ethical implications of genetic susceptibility screening we need to address the interaction between technological and moral developments in society. We introduce a techno-ethical scenario approach and show how it may help us to explore more ...
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#1Dirk Stemerding (UT: University of Twente)H-Index: 9
In his letter, Dr Zimmern seeks to dispel the notion that community genetics is unique and different from public health genomics, and he argues instead that both fields are “in essence one single discipline”. Let me, first of all, clarify that a comparison of both fields was not the primary aim of my commentary. My commentary is first of all based on a detailed study of the contents of the former journal Community Genetics. The aim of this study was a deeper understanding of the way in which the...
#1Dirk Stemerding (UT: University of Twente)H-Index: 9
In recent years, public health genomics has been introduced in the scientific literature as a new endeavour, aiming at the translation of genome-based knowledge and technologies into health interventions and public policies for the benefit of public health (Brand and Brand 2006; Zimmern and Stewart 2006; Gwinn and Khoury 2006). In 2009, Public Health Genomics started to appear as an international journal and a new signpost of the emerging field; however, as the editors pointed out, the new journ...
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#1Tsjalling Swierstra (UT: University of Twente)H-Index: 16
#2Dirk StemerdingH-Index: 9
Last. Marianne Boenink (UT: University of Twente)H-Index: 11
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Technology is a major force in modern societies, co-shaping most of its aspects, including established moral norms and values. Technology Assessment aims to explore the consequences of New and Emerging Science and Technology [NEST] in advance, to help create better technology. This article develops a method for enhancing our moral imagination with regard to future techno-moral change. At the core of this method lies so-called NEST-ethics, the argumentative patterns and tropes that constitute the...
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#1Roos Achterbergh (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 1
#2Phillis Lakeman (VUmc: VU University Medical Center)H-Index: 14
Last. Martina C. Cornel (VUmc: VU University Medical Center)H-Index: 31
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Abstract Objective To obtain more insight into the process of potential implementation of a screening program, which aims to identify carriers of cystic fibrosis and haemoglobinopathies before pregnancy, in order to enable couples at high risk of having a child with these disorders, to make informed reproductive decisions. Methods Use of sociotechnical analysis, based on a model of co-evolution between technology and society, and, for comparison, the study of the implementation processes of two ...
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