Taking race out of human genetics

  title={Taking race out of human genetics},
  author={M. Yudell and D. Roberts and R. DeSalle and S. Tishkoff},
  pages={564 - 565}
  • M. Yudell, D. Roberts, +1 author S. Tishkoff
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Engaging a century-long debate about the role of race in science In the wake of the sequencing of the human genome in the early 2000s, genome pioneers and social scientists alike called for an end to the use of race as a variable in genetic research (1, 2). Unfortunately, by some measures, the use of race as a biological category has increased in the postgenomic age (3). Although inconsistent definition and use has been a chief problem with the race concept, it has historically been used as a… CONTINUE READING
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