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Kinship in Flux

  1. Marilyn Strathern

Published Online: 15 JUL 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005222



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Strathern, M. 2006. Kinship in Flux. eLS. .

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  1. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2006

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Kinship is of renewed significance in an era when new reproductive technologies have rendered negotiable what was once considered immutable. The value placed on genetic knowledge has given rise to a host of new interpretations, both popular and scientific, of the composition of reproduction and relatedness.


  • reproductive technology;
  • society;
  • culture;
  • donors