Bio science: genetic genealogy testing and the pursuit of African ancestry.

@article{Nelson2008BioSG,
  title={Bio science: genetic genealogy testing and the pursuit of African ancestry.},
  author={Alondra Nelson},
  journal={Social studies of science},
  year={2008},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={
          759-83
        }
}
  • Alondra Nelson
  • Published in Social studies of science 2008
  • Sociology, Geography, Medicine
  • This paper considers the extent to which the geneticization of 'race' and ethnicity is the prevailing outcome of genetic testing for genealogical purposes. The decoding of the human genome precipitated a change of paradigms in genetics research, from an emphasis on genetic similarity to a focus on molecular-level differences among individuals and groups. This shift from lumping to splitting spurred ongoing disagreements among scholars about the significance of 'race' and ethnicity in the… CONTINUE READING

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