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  1. Bob Simpson (2011). Perspectives on Biomedicine and Biomedical Ethics in Contemporary Sri Lanka. In Catherine Myser (ed.), Bioethics Around the Globe. Oxford University Press. 39.
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  2. Bob Simpson (2009). Please Give a Drop of Blood': Blood Donation, Conflict and the Haemato-Global Assemblage in Contemporary Sri Lanka. Body and Society 15 (2):101-122.
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  3. Bob Simpson (2007). Negotiating the Therapeutic Gap: Prenatal Diagnostics and Termination of Pregnancy in Sri Lanka. [REVIEW] Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 4 (3):207-215.
    In Sri Lanka, termination of pregnancy, other than in extreme circumstances, is strictly illegal. Among the public and large sections of the medical community there is widespread support for some degree of liberalization of the law, particularly where this relates to serious genetic conditions which can be identified prenatally. Tension emerges out of a publicly maintained conservatism on issues of abortion on the one hand and a growing disconnection from unregulated practices of termination in the private sector on the other. (...)
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  4. Bob Simpson (2007). On Parrots and Thorns: Sri Lankan Perspective on Genetics, Science and Personhood. [REVIEW] Health Care Analysis 15 (1):41-49.
    This paper addresses the issue of how the scientific discourse of genetics is expressed in local idioms. The examples used are taken from fieldwork conducted in Sri Lanka and relate principally to Sinhala Buddhist attempts to socialise `big science.' The paper explores idioms of both nature and nurture in local imagery and narratives and draws attention to the rhetorical dimensions of genetic discourses when used in context. The article concludes with a preliminary attempt to identify the ways in which explanations (...)
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  5. Bob Simpson (2005). Response to Athula Sumathipala and Sisira Siribaddana, “Revisiting 'Freely Given Informed Consent' in Relation to the Developing World: The Role of an Ombudsman” (AJOB4:3). [REVIEW] American Journal of Bioethics 5 (1):W24-W26.
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  6. Bob Simpson (1997). Representations and the Re-Presentation of Family. In Andrew Dawson, Jennifer Lorna Hockey & Andrew H. Dawson (eds.), After Writing Culture: Epistemology and Praxis in Contemporary Anthropology. Routledge. 34--51.
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  7. Bob Simpson (1994). Technologies of Procreation: Kinship in the Age of Assisted Conception. By Edwards Jeanette, Franklin Sarah, Hirsch Eric, Price Frances & Strathern Marilyn. Pp. 185. (Manchester University Press, 1993.) £35.00. [REVIEW] Journal of Biosocial Science 26 (1):141-142.
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