A Lab of Their Own : Genomic sovereignty as postcolonial science policy

  title={A Lab of Their Own : Genomic sovereignty as postcolonial science policy},
  author={Ruha Benjamin},
This paper analyzes the emergence of ‘genomic sovereignty’ policies as a newly popular way for postcolonial countries to frame their investment in genomics. It identifies three strands in the genealogy of this policy arena—the International Haplotype Mapping Project as a model and foil for postcolonial genomics; an emerging public health genomics field which stands in contrast to Western pursuits of personalized medicine; and North American drug companies increased focus on ethnic drug markets… CONTINUE READING
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