Troublesome Science: The Misuse of Genetics and Genomics in Understanding Race

Troublesome Science: The Misuse of Genetics and Genomics in Understanding Race

by Rob DeSalle, Ian Tattersall

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231546300
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 06/19/2018
Series: Race, Inequality, and Health
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,191,665
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Rob DeSalle is a curator in the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics and professor at the Richard Gilder Graduate School at the American Museum of Natural History. He is the author of The Science of Jurassic Park and the Lost World: Or How to Build a Dinosaur (with David Lindley, 1997) and the coauthor of Welcome to the Microbiome: Getting to Know the Trillions of Bacteria and Other Microbes In, On, and Around You (2015), among others.

Ian Tattersall is curator emeritus in the Division of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History. His many books include Masters of the Planet: The Search for Our Human Origins (2012) and The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack and Other Cautionary Tales from Human Evolution (2015).

DeSalle and Tattersall’s previous books together include Human Origins: What Bones and Genomes Tell Us About Ourselves (2007); Race? Debunking a Scientific Myth (2011); and A Natural History of Wine (2015).

Table of Contents

1. Evolutionary Lessons
2. Species and How to Recognize Them
3. Phylogenetic Trees
4. The Name Game: Modern Zoological Nomenclature and the Rules of Naming Things
5. DNA Fingerprinting and Barcoding
6. Early Biological Notions of Human Divergence
7. Mitochondrial Eve and Y Chromosome Adam
8. The Other 99 Percent of the Genome
9. ABBA/BABA and the Genomes of Our Ancient Relatives
10. Human Migration and Neolithic Genomes
11. Gene Genealogies and Species Trees
12. Clustering Humans?
13. STRUCTUREing Humans?
14. Mr. Murray Loses His Bet
Epilogue: Race and Society

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