Biological or genetic citizenship is a term used to describe the complex intersection between novel developments in the life and biomedical sciences, the growing involvement of lay citizens in scientific research and health activism, the formation of individual and group identities organized around a genetic or biological classification, and the reconfiguration of the political economy relating to health care provision, as well as the generation of wealth and health from living processes.

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Keywords Biological citizenship, Biopolitics, Biopower, Biosociality, Citizenship, Genetic advocacy groups, Genetic citizenship, Genetics, Health activism, Health care, Identity, Lay experts, Life sciences, Patients' groups, Patients' organizations, Social identity
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Novas, C. (2015). Biocitizenship. In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition (pp. 610–612). doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.85059-X