Theodosius Dobzhansky and the genetic race concept.

@article{Gannett2013TheodosiusDA,
  title={Theodosius Dobzhansky and the genetic race concept.},
  author={Lisa Gannett},
  journal={Studies in history and philosophy of biological and biomedical sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={250-61}
}
The use of 'race' as a proxy for population structure in the genetic mapping of complex traits has provoked controversy about its legitimacy as a category for biomedical research, given its social and political connotations. The controversy has reignited debates among scientists and philosophers of science about whether there is a legitimate biological concept of race. This paper examines the genetic race concept as it developed historically in the work of Theodosius Dobzhansky from the 1930s… CONTINUE READING
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