The Color of American Genomics

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 13:30 to 16:30
UCLA - Royce Hall, 306

Since the 1960s, American ethno-racial categories have been increasingly used to respond to the inclusion of ethnic and racial minorities in biomedicine and genetics. It has been the researchers’ very dedication to the positive ideals of diversity and to the struggle against medical disparities that has paradoxically allowed racial categories to massively gain ground in science. This half-day symposium aims to shed light on the scope of racialized science and the political and ethical considerations raised by this new paradigm.

Sandra Soo-Jin Lee: "Mapping Differences: the Meaning of Diversity in Precision Medicine”
Joan Donovan and Élodie Grossi: "Fracturing Whiteness: The Use of DNA Ancestry Tests by White Nationalists"
Michael Montoya: "Making and UnMaking the Mexican Diabetic: Out of the laboratory and into the streets"