Revisiting Race in a Genomic Age

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Barbara A. Koenig, Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, Sarah S. Richardson
Rutgers University Press, 2008 - Science - 376 pages
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Revisting Race in the Genomic Age takes a cutting-edge look at emerging genetic technologies and their impact on current conceptions of race and human identity. Essays will explore genomic science as an important anthropological and sociological case in the development of race theory as well as examine the social, ethical, and legal implications of emerging genomic technologies. Philosophers join anthropologists and scientists working in human genetic variation research to make this a truly interdisciplinary work. Following the introduction, essays in section one will present the conceptual frameworks on race as related to human genetic variation research. The heart of the book is made of up three sections focusing on three significant themes in this emerging cross-disciplinary engagement. Sections are "Race-targeted Research and Therapeutics," "Genetic Ancestry, Identity, and Group Membership," and "Race and Genetics in Public Discourse."
 

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Contents

Race and Genetics in a Genomic Age
1
Past Present and future
21
what Genes Are and why there Are no Genes for Race
39
A Social constructionist Analysis of Race
56
individual Ancestry inference and the Reification of Race
70
Part
87
will tomorrows Medicines work for Everyone?
102
Patenting Race in a Genomic Age
129
Genetics Meets the Marketplace
215
in Search of native American
235
the Social Sources of Genetic
253
Part FOur
269
how the news Media frames
285
beyond the ScienceSociety divide
304
the feasibility of Government oversight of nihfunded
320
Racial Realism and the discourse of Responsibility
342

u S health institutions
149
tracking Race in Addiction Research
172
Part three
199
Contributors
359
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