From technology to application: the role of genomics in the everydaylife of the celiac disease patient
12 / 2005 - 12 / 2010
In 2003, the Dutch Celiac Disease Consortium started an extensive research program on celiac disease. In this project, the technology of genomics is deployed as a way to develop improved diagnostic methods and therapies (especially food products). This project, 'From technology to application: the menaing of genomics in the everyday life of celiac disease patients', is part of the consortium and focuses on patients' accounts of their everyday food choice and eating habits, and their ways of coping with the disease more in general. More specifically, we examine the different interactive goals that these accounts may work to accomplish, such as managing cause and responsibility in relation to the disease and building food practices as normal and factually grounded. Revealing these everyday concerns will enable us to contribute to the development and integration of future technologies, in such a way that they connect with the specific needs of celiac disease patients.