Developmental Origins of Health and Disease: DOHaD; Science and technology studies; Moral issues in reproduction; Reproductive medicine; Sociotechnical imaginary; Epigenetics
Chiapperino Luca (2018), Epigenetics: ethics, politics, biosociality, in British Medical Bulletin
, 128(1), 49-60.
ChiapperinoLuca, PaneseFrancesco (2018), Gendered imaginaries: situating knowledge of epigenetic programming of health, in Sociology of Health & Illness
, 40(7), 1233-1249.
Müller Ruth, Hanson Clare, Hanson Mark, Penkler Michael, Samaras Georgia, Chiapperino Luca, Dupré John, Kenney Martha, Kuzawa Christopher, Latimer Joanna, Lloyd Stephanie, Lunkes Astrid, Macdonald Molly, Meloni Maurizio, Nerlich Brigitte, Panese Francesco, Pickersgill Martyn, Richardson Sarah, Rüegg Joëlle, Schmitz Sigrid, Stelmach Aleksandra, Villa Paula‐Irene (2017), The biosocial genome?Interdisciplinary perspectives on environmental epigenetics, health and society, in EMBO reports
, 18(10), 1677-1682.
Chiapperino Luca, PaneseFrancesco, SimeoniUmberto (2017), L’épigénétique et le concept DOHaD. Vers de nouvelles temporalitésde la médecine « personnalisée » ?, in Revue Médicale Suisse
, 13(548), 334-336.
ChiapperinoLuca, PaneseFrancesco (2017), La metafora assoluta della “plasticità” tra i secoli XIX e XX: un’indagine sulle tracce del biosociale in epigenetica, in Mefisto. Rivista di Medicina, Filosofia e Storia
, 1(2), 10-27.
This project investigates how developments in epigenetics, under the aegis of the so-called Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) hypothesis, partake to a public discourse renegotiating responsibilities to protect the wellbeing of future generations. Drawing from cutting-edge discoveries on developmental programming of health as well as epigenetic inheritance, PaRED scrutinizes the potential reconfiguration of discourses and practices of parenting operated by these discoveries, and maps such developments onto those initiated by the rise of genetic biotechnologies in reproductive medicine.PaRED resorts to methodologies at the crossroad of Science and Technology Studies (STS) and Bioethics. In particular, the project builds upon the conceptual framework of ‘co-production’ (Jasanoff 2004), and the theoretical notion of sociotechnical imaginaries (Jasanoff and Kim 2009, 2013). PaRED aims at mapping emerging and disputed notions of ‘epigenetic parental responsibility’ at three complementary levels: epistemic (practices and standards of knowledge-production in epigenetics), normative (norms and obligations of prospective parents), and socio-political (developments in the governance of reproductive and paediatric medicine).