Palgrave Macmillan and the editorial team have selected this set of papers from the journal to give a representative sample of the best of our content.

These papers are available free to read and download for the next 8 weeks.

Feral pharmaceuticalization—Biomedical uses of animal life in light of the global donkey hide trade; Mariana Bombo Perozzi Gameiro & Mathieu Quet

Cross-species craziness: Animals, anthropomorphism and mental illness; Miriam Ticktin

Transgenic Silences: The Rhetoric of Comparisons and Transgenic Mice as ‘Ordinary Treasures’; Tora Holmberg & Malin Ideland

Model homes for model organisms: Intersections of animal welfare and behavioral neuroscience around the environment of the laboratory mouse; Nicole Nelson

Biologies of betrayal: Judas goats and sacrificial mice on the margins of Mexico; Emily Mannix Wanderer

Global data for local science: Assessing the scale of data infrastructures in biological and biomedical research; Sabina Leonelli

Digital orphans: Data closure and openness in patient-powered networks; Niccolò Tempini & Lorenzo Del Savio

When data drive health: an archaeology of medical records technology; Colin Koopman, Patrick Jones, Valérie Simon, Paul Showler & Mary McLevey for the Critical Genealogies Collaboratory

Post-archival genomics and the bulk logistics of DNA sequences; Adrian Mackenzie, Ruth McNally, Richard Mills & Stuart Sharples

The datafication of pain: trials and tribulations in measuring phantom limb pain; Alexandra Middleton