Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Race UnmaskedBiology and Race in the Twentieth Century$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Michael Yudell

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231168748

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231168748.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM COLUMBIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.columbia.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Minnesota Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CUPSO for personal use.date: 15 June 2021

Race in the Genomic Age

Race in the Genomic Age

(p.201) 11 Race in the Genomic Age
Race Unmasked

Michael Yudell

J. Craig Venter

Columbia University Press

This chapter analyzes the relationship between molecular and evolutionary biology. By the mid-1960s, a new generation of evolutionary biologists—including Richard Lewontin and Jack Hubby—attempted to promote significant collaborations between the fields, albeit with little success as the two subjects remained distinct. The emergence of the 1989 Human Genome Project generated fear in the academic community, as many scientists worried that it may reignite a form of biological determinism, along with racial science in the genomic age. Within the context of the race concept's history, it is interesting to note how the Human Genome Diversity Project (HGDP), HapMap Project, and pharmacogenomics demonstrate the fact that scientists readily claim the race concept as a reasonable proxy for genetic diversity despite its limited utility as a classificatory tool.

Keywords:   molecular biology, evolutionary biology, Richard Lewontin, Jack Hubby, Human Genome Project, HGDP, HapMap project, pharmacogenomics, genetic diversity

Columbia Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .