Revisiting Race in a Genomic Age

ISBN-10: 081354324X
ISBN-13: 9780813543246
Edition: 2008
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List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 10/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

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. Interdisciplinary scholars here examine the new social, political and ethical concerns that are attached to how we think about emerging technologies and their impact on conceptions of race.

Sarah S. Richardson is assistant professor of the history of science and of studies of women, gender, and sexuality at Harvard University. She is coeditor of Revisiting Race in a Genomic Age. She lives in Chester, CT.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Race and Genetics in a Genomic Age
Concepts of Race
Race: Past, Present, and Future
What Genes Are and Why There Are No Genes for Race
A Social Constructionist Analysis of Race
Individual Ancestry Inference and the Reification of Race as a Biological Phenomenon
Race-Targeted Research and Therapeutics
Race, Ancestry, and Medicine
Will Tomorrow's Medicines Work for Everyone?
Patenting Race in a Genomic Age
The Molecularization of Race: U.S. Health Institutions, Pharmacogenetics Practice, and Public Science after the Genome
Tracking Race in Addiction Research
Genetic Ancestry, Identity, and Group Membership
Genetic Ancestry and the Search for Personalized Genetic Histories
Genetic Genealogy: Genetics Meets the Marketplace
Native-American-DNA.com: In Search of Native American Race and Tribe
The Factness of Diaspora: The Social Sources of Genetic Genealogy
Race and Genetics in Public Discourse
Moving beyond the Two-Race Mantra
Cops, Sports, and Schools: How the News Media Frames Coverage of Genetics and Race
Race without Salvation: Beyond the Science/Society Divide in Genomic Studies of Human Diversity
The Feasibility of Government Oversight of NIH-Funded Population Genetics Research
Racial Realism and the Discourse of Responsibility for Health Disparities in a Genomic Age
Contributors
Index

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