With the completion of the sequencing of the human genome in 2001, the debate over the existence of a biological basis for race has been revived. In Revisiting Race in a Genomic Age, interdisciplinary scholars join forces to examine the new social, political, and ethical concerns that are attached to how we think about emerging technologies and their impact on current conceptions of race and identity.
Essays explore a range of topics that include drug development and the production of race-based therapeutics, the ways in which genetics could contribute to future health disparities, the social implications of ancestry mapping, and the impact of emerging race and genetics research on public policy and the media.
As genetic research expands its reach, this volume takes an important step toward creating a useful interdisciplinary dialogue about its implications.
About the Author
Barbara Koenig is a professor at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and is a faculty associate at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis.
Sandra Soo-Jin Lee is a senior research scholar at the Center for Biomedical Ethics and lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University.
Sarah S. Richardson is a doctoral student in the Program in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University.
Table of Contents
Foreword Lawrence D. Bobo ix
Introduction: Race and Genetics in a Genomic Age Barbara A. Koenig Sandra Soo-Jin Lee Sarah S. Richardson 1
Part 1 Concepts of Race
1 Race: Past, Present, and Future Jonathan Marks 21
2 What Genes Are and Why There Are No Genes for Race John Dupre 39
3 A Social Constructionist Analysis of Race Sally Haslanger 56
4 Individual Ancestry Inference and the Reification of Race as a Biological Phenomenon Deborah A. Bolnick 70
Part 2 Race-Targeted Research and Therapeutics
5 Race, Ancestry, and Medicine Marcus W. Feldman Richard C. Lewontin 89
6 Will Tomorrow's Medicines Work for Everyone? Sarah K. Tate David B. Goldstein 102
7 Patenting Race in a Genomic Age Jonathan Kahn 129
8 The Molecularization of Race: U.S. Health Institutions, Pharmacogenetics Practice, and Public Science after the Genome Duana Fullwiley 149
9 Tracking Race in Addiction Research Molly J. Dingel Barbara A. Koenig 172
Part 3 Genetic Ancestry, Identity, and Group Membership
10 Genetic Ancestry and the Search for Personalized Genetic Histories Mark D. Shriver Rick A. Kittles 201
11 Genetic Genealogy: Genetics Meets the Marketplace Henry T. Greely 215
12 Native-American-DNA.com: In Search of Native American Race and Tribe Kimberly Tallbear 235
13 The Factness of Diaspora: The Social Sources of Genetic Genealogy Alondra Nelson 253
Part 4 Race and Genetics in Public Discourse
14 Moving beyond the Two-Race Mantra Pamela Sankar 271
15 Cops, Sports, and Schools: How the News Media Frames Coverage of Genetics and Race Sally Lehrman 285
16 Race without Salvation: Beyond the Science/Society Divide in GenomicStudies of Human Diversity Jenny Reardon 304
17 The Feasibility of Government Oversight of NIH-Funded Population Genetics Research Jacqueline Stevens 320
18 Racial Realism and the Discourse of Responsibility for Health Disparities in a Genomic Age Sandra Soo-Jin Lee 342