Making genomic medicine


  • Dr Steven Sturdy

    University of Edinburgh

Project summary

Genomic medicine has become a particular interest in biomedical science. This project is locating the developments in genomic medicine in historical perspective by producing a comprehensive account of the socio-technical process that resulted in the current ferment of activity around genomic medicine. The story is expected to date back to the 1970s and does not just involve dramatic developments in medical science and technology. It also shifts in the orientation of public health policy, changes in the organisation and funding of clinical science and medicine, the emergence of new pharmaceutical business models and the growing influence of patient groups.