Revisiting Race in a Genomic Age - Studies in Medical Anthropology (Paperback)
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Revisiting Race in a Genomic Age - Studies in Medical Anthropology (Paperback)

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Paperback 394 Pages / Published: 30/12/2008
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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.

Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813543246
Number of pages: 394
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"In this complex context, there is a clear need for interdisciplinary studies that
could enlighten us regarding human genetic variation, bringing together experts in
the biological sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. Scientists working
in human genetics today need a solid cultural background in science, history, and
the philosophy of science. The volume represents a first and useful answer to these
needs."--Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics
"There are vigorous proponents for the continued use of race as a proxy for ancestry, some represented in this collection. Yet the full value of Revisiting Race in a Genomic Age--and the editors' trenchant analytic summaries--is that the volume substantially raises the level and the terms of the debate. That deserves applause from all sides."--Troy Duster "Science "
"The interdisciplinary discussion on genetics and race presented in Revisiting Race in the Genomic Age brings us closer to an understanding of genetics and racism."
--Journal of American Ethnic History

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