“Could We Meet?”: A Conversation on Collaboration, Feeling and Failure

Andrew S. Balmer, Katie Bulpin, Susan Molyneux-Hodgson (Eds), Synthetic Biology: A Sociology of Changing Practices, Houndmills, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, US$87.75, ISBN: 978-1137495419.
  • Andrew S. Balmer
  • Susan Molyneux-Hodgson
  • Felicity Callard
  • Des Fitzgerald
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew S. Balmer
    • 1
  • Susan Molyneux-Hodgson
    • 2
  • Felicity Callard
    • 3
  • Des Fitzgerald
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Sociology, School of Social SciencesUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of ExeterExeterUK
  3. 3.Department of Psychosocial StudiesBirkbeck, University of LondonLondonUK
  4. 4.School of Social SciencesCardiff UniversityCardiffUK

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