Revisiting Race in a Genomic Age

Revisiting Race in a Genomic Age


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With 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 394 pages
  • 160.02 x 223.52 x 25.4mm | 521.63g
  • Rutgers University Press
  • New Brunswick, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 081354324X
  • 9780813543246
  • 807,257

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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.

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"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)

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