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MPRC Seminar: The Genomic Revolution and Beliefs About Essential Racial Differences: A Backdoor to Eugenics?

When: Monday, October 21, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Cole Student Activities Building : 0124B
Event Type(s): Seminar

Speaker: Jo. C. Phelan, Associate Professor, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University

About the Talk: Might the explosion of genetic research in recent decades affect the way we think about race? In Backdoor to Eugenics, Troy Duster asked us to consider the effects of reports on very specific racial differences in genetic bases of disease. Duster argued that, when reading reports like this, the public might naturally ask themselves: "If genetic disorders are differentially distributed by race and ethnicity, why aren't other human traits and characteristics?" and consequently these reports might heighten public beliefs in much more pervasive racial differences.

Website: http://www.popcenter.umd.edu/new_e/event_1371835792542

For more information, contact:
Tiffany L Pittman
MPRC
301 405 6403




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