Race and Reification in Science

  title={Race and Reification in Science},
  author={T. Duster},
  pages={1050 - 1051}
  • T. Duster
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology, Medicine, Psychology
  • Science
  • The use of the concept of race in pharmacogenomics, forensics, and human molecular genetics continues apace, despite the imprecision of the category and the growing number of voices suggesting caution, and even a "sunset clause" for its continued deployment. The new technologies that can generate SNP patterns and profiles for any population have created an ever growing risk that racial categories will be mistakenly re-inscribed as "genetic." The author of this Policy Forum urges geneticists… CONTINUE READING
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