READINGS & RESOURCES
Resources for Lecturers
These resources may be useful for the Biology lecturer who wants to understand more about the social justice issues in Biology.
Is Everyone Really Equal?: an introduction to key concepts in social justice education
Robin DiAngelo & Özlem Sensoy
This book provides an introduction to key concepts in Social Justice Education. It’s useful for reflective teaching and in explaining key concepts (prejudice, discrimination, oppression, privilege, white supremacy). It’s also a useful resource to help in responding to objections that may be raised when these ideas are discussed).
Cultivating Social Justice Teachers: how teacher educators have helped students overcome cognitive bottlenecks and learn critical social justice concepts
Ed. by Paul C. Gorski, Kristien Zenkov, Nana Osei-Kofi, & Jeff Sapp
Geared towards teachers, this text provides a good basis for addressing core social justice concepts. Armed with a better general understanding of social justice, Biologists will be better equipped to discuss social justice in Biology.
Patents on Life: religious, moral, and social justice aspects of biotechnology and intellectual property
Ed. by Thomas C. Berg, Roman Cholij & Simon Ravenscroft
This resource is useful for Biologists to better understand the issues associated with patents and how they impact morality, human dignity and what constitutes fair reward from genetic resources.
Resources for Undergraduate Students
These resources may be useful for the Biology undergraduate who wants to understand more about social justice issues in Biology
READINGS TO SUPPORT LEARNING
- Riva, L., Petrini, C. (2019) “A few ethical issues in translational research for gene and cell therapy.” J Transl Med; 17: 395
This article sets out the ethical issues associated with cell and gene therapy including cost/benefit analysis, information and consent in the clinical trails setting)
- Beskow L. M. (2016) “Lessons from HeLa Cells: The Ethics and Policy of Biospecimens.” Annual review of genomics and human genetics, 17: 395–417.
This article discusses the informed consent issue and the development of biospecimen policy
- Ellison, B. (2016) “Stem Cell Research and Social Justice: Aligning Scientific Progress with Social Need.” Curr Stem Cell Rep; 2: 328–335.
This review addresses prominent social justice challenges related to biomedical research and healthcare and how stem cell research might help to address these
- Imbach, Patel & Levine (2018) “Ethical considerations in the translation of CAR-T cell therapies.” Cell Gene Therapy Insights; 4(4): 295-307
Additional Reading Resources
- Daley GQ, Hyun I, Apperley JF, et al. (2016) “Setting Global Standards for Stem Cell Research and Clinical Translation: The 2016 ISSCR Guidelines.” Stem Cell Reports. 6(6):787-797.
- Brian M. Donovan (2016) “Framing the Genetics Curriculum for Social Justice: An Experimental Exploration of How the Biology Curriculum Influences Beliefs About Racial Difference” Inc. Sci Ed. 100: 586–616