On the occasion of his visit to Washington D.C., in the context of French President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit, Antoine Petit, President and CEO of Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) signed on April 25th 2018, together with Forrest Maltzman, George Washington (GW) University Provost, the agreement for the creation of a Joint Laboratory EpiDaPo: Epigenetics Data Politics.
Science, especially the life sciences, is now plagued with misconducts. Affairs show that the line between failed replication and research misconduct may blur.
In this paper we propose to analyze socio-historically the association between the quantitative and political authority.
Les séminaires de témoins, traduction des Witness Seminars développés par le Pr. Tilli Tansey, historienne de la médecine à la Queen Mary University of London, visent à reconstituer ce qu’ont été des pratiques cliniques, des inclinaisons théoriques, des découvertes et tournants clés au cours des dernières décennies dans un champ médical ou scientifique donné, en faisant appel à l’expérience et la mémoire de ses acteurs principaux.
The expansion of the life sciences into the fabric of our time is rooted in the eminent flexibility of its technological core, which entails at its most basic the following two capacities: i) that of encompassing an increasing range of biological objects and functions in digital format; and ii) that of intervening into biological objects and functions by harnessing their digital codes through a panoply of molecular switches.
Economic engineers pursue a wide range of objectives: evaluation of policies, forecasting, prospective, activity regulation, management, optimization, simulation scenarios, legislation, prescription, negotiation… Economics has become a tool-based discipline.
Ethnographic museums and microbiology labs can be considered as spaces where living materials are increasingly moving under more and more controlled conditions.
Genomics and epigenomics maneuvers today in a data deluge. Mapping and sequencing the genome has become common, and it produces now not gigabytes, not terabytes, but petabytes of data.