The "contemporary synthesis": when politically inclusive genomic science relies on biological notions of race.

  • Duana Fullwiley
  • Published 2014 in
    Isis; an international review devoted to the…

Abstract

This essay outlines the emergence of a contemporary synthesis regarding racial thinking in genetic science and in society more broadly. A departure from what Julian Huxley in 1942 termed the "modern synthesis," the contemporary version does not purport to leave race thinking behind in favor of evolution, population genetics, and population-based accounts of… (More)

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