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    DescriptionWith the completion of the sequencing of the human genome in 2001, the debate over the existence of a biological basis for race has been revived. In "Revisiting Race in a Genomic Age", interdisciplinary scholars join forces to examine the new social, political, and ethical concerns that are attached to how we think about emerging technologies and their impact on current conceptions of race and identity.Essays explore a range of topics that include drug development and the production of race-based therapeutics, the ways in which genetics could contribute to future health disparities, the social implications of ancestry mapping, and the impact of emerging race and genetics research on public policy and the media.As genetic research expands its reach, this volume takes an important step toward creating a useful interdisciplinary dialogue about its implications.


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    Title
    Revisiting Race in a Genomic Age
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Barbara A. Koenig, Edited by Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, Edited by Sarah Richardson, Series edited by Mac Marshall
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780813543246
    ISBN 10: 081354324X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
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    B&T General Subject: 750
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    DC22: 305.8
    BISAC V2.8: SCI075000
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    LC classification: GN269 .R48 2008
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    Publisher
    Rutgers University Press
    Imprint name
    Rutgers University Press
    Publication date
    15 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New Brunswick, NJ
    Author Information
    Barbara Koenig is a professor at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and is a faculty associate at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis. Sandra Soo-Jin Lee is a senior research scholar at the Center for Biomedical Ethics and lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. Sarah S. Richardson is a doctoral student in the Program in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University.
    Review quote
    "Developments in molecular biology have fundamentally changed our understanding of the human genome and the role of genes in human health and behavior. This important, timely, and richly informative volume examines the diverse implications of modern human genetics for one of the most challenging and vexing constructs ever devised for describing humans: 'race'."--William W. Dressler"University of Alabama" (05/27/2008)