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Dr Richard Tutton Co-Editorship of the 'New Genetics and Society'

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Publication date14/01/13

This month Dr Richard Tutton, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, takes up co-editorship of the journal New Genetics and Society, published by Taylor and Francis. This follows the retirement of Professor Peter Glasner who has edited the journal since 1999

New Genetics and Society is a multidisciplinary and international journal that publishes social science research on genomics, biotechnology, biomedicine, and other related biosciences. Over the past fourteen years, the journal has developed into a vital resource for social scientists, ethicists, policymakers, and practitioners to understand the diverse ways genomic and biological knowledge and technologies are produced and contested in different social and cultural contexts. In 2011, its five year impact factor was 1.027.

Richard is editing the journal with Professor Adam Hedgecoe at the University of Cardiff, with whom he has worked on various projects in the past.

'I am very excited to be assuming the co-editorship of this journal with Adam. New Genetics and Society appeared shortly after we started our postgraduate studies and has always been an important point of reference for our research.'

'We are in the process of making a number of changes to both how the journal looks and to how it is run in order to build on what has been achieved to date. I am looking forward to working with members of the editorial board, reviewers, readers and the publishers in the years to come to continue its success'.

New Genetics and Society can be accessed at: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/cngs