1. Human and object, subject and thing : the troublesome nature of human biological material (HBM) / Cecily Palmer 2. Substances of the body : blood, genes, and personhood / Malin Noem Ravn 3. Governing risk through informed choice : prenatal testing in welfarist maternity care / Mianna Meskus 4. Visualizing and calculating life : matters of fact in the context of prenatal risk assessment / Nete Schwennesen and Lene Koch 5. Serious disease as kinds of living / Ayo Wahlberg 6. From society to molecule and back : the contested scale of public health science / Susanne Bauer 7. Life beyond information : contesting life and the body in history and molecular biology / Adam Bencard 8. The place and space of research work : studying control in a bioscience laboratory / Amrita Mishra 9. Almost human : scientific and popular strategies for making sense of 'missing links' / Murray Goulden and Andrew S. Balmer.