“The Map of the Mexican’s Genome”: overlapping national identity, and population genomics

  title={“The Map of the Mexican’s Genome”: overlapping national identity, and population genomics},
  author={Ernesto Schwartz-Mar{\'i}n and I. Silva-Zolezzi},
  journal={Identity in the Information Society},
  • Ernesto Schwartz-Marín, I. Silva-Zolezzi
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Identity in the Information Society
  • This paper explores the intersections between national identity and the production of medical/population genomics in Mexico. The ongoing efforts to construct a Haplotype Map of Mexican genetic diversity offers a unique opportunity to illustrate and analyze the exchange between the historic-political narratives of nationalism, and the material culture of genomic science. Haplotypes are central actants in the search for medically significant SNP’s (single nucleotide polymorphisms), as well as… CONTINUE READING
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