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Why the Race to Racialize Medicine is Better Lost

October 12, 2006

Professor Jonathan Marks (anthropology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte) spoke on the relationship between genetics research and definitions of race, focusing on the implications of this movement on health care.  His recent research confronts the recent trends to attempt to impose genetic and biological constructs on to the social/anthropological notions of race. He questions the outcomes of genetic and biological anthropology research funded by large pharmeceutical companies. 

Marks is the author of Human Biodiversity and What it Means to Be 98% Chimpanzee, as well as the e-publication, The Un-Textbook of Biological Anthropology.


 

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