Race-Positive Science: Ethical and Social Implications of Genomics

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room 210AB (San Jose Convention Center)
Catherine Bliss, University of California, San Francisco , San Francisco , CA
This presentation examines the genomic field's attempts to redefine race for science and the public. Examining leading scientists' views and understandings of race, it shows the ways in which biomedical researchers identify with, value, and make sense of the taxonomies they construct so that they can produce a future that they themselves want to live in.