Proyectando el futuro de la predicción genética. Dando forma a los imaginarios de la susceptibilidad genómica, un estudio comparativo” (IfGene).

Investigador principal: Mauro Turrini.

Duración: 2021-2024

Convocatoria: Programa Estatal de Generación de Conocimiento y Fortalecimiento Científico y Tecnológico del Sistema de I+D+i – Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.

Referencia: PID2020-115899GB-I00 

The DNA temporality is surprising. This molecule contains traces of our ancestors as it is transmitted from generation to generation and can, in some ways, predict how a given organism will develop. The practical implication of genomic prediction, including new models of preventative, personalized and precision health care and new discriminations and governmental control strategies, are as promising as they are a matter of concern. 

This project delves into the relationships between genomics and the future by focusing on the medical domain. In the field of health, prediction is developed in two main directions. The first is the degree of predisposition to diseases or physical or mental traits. The second is the anticipation and selection of future life forms before conception (preconception) or before birth (prenatal). 

This project is based in Spain and focused on its context. However, it also establishes a dialogue and comparative analysis with our collaborators in France, Denmark and the state of Telangana (India). Its aim is to analyze different areas of genetic testing for healthy and “at risk” people to explore the anticipation of the future and highlight the global chains that operate through various modalities, both material and symbolic, around the spread of genetic testing for human beings and cognate species.