Race, ethnicity, and genomics: social classifications as proxies of biological heterogeneity.

@article{Foster2002RaceEA,
  title={Race, ethnicity, and genomics: social classifications as proxies of biological heterogeneity.},
  author={Morris W. Foster and Richard R. Sharp},
  journal={Genome research},
  year={2002},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={844-50}
}
Over the past century, genetics has experienced a tension between the view that racial and ethnic categories are biologically meaningful and the view that these social classifications have little or no biological significance. That tension continues to inform genomics and is evident in the assembly of biological collections and sequence databases that seek to approximate the genetic variation found in human populations. Although social identities can be useful and convenient proxies of some… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 53 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…