The Human Genome Diversity Project : an ethnography of scientific practice

Amade M'charek

The Human Genome Diversity Project (HGDP) was launched in 1991 by a group of population geneticists whose aim was to map genetic diversity in hundreds of human populations by tracing the similarities and differences between them. It quickly became controversial and was accused of racism and 'bad science' because of the special interest paid to sampling cell material from isolated and indigenous populations. The author spent a year carrying out participant observation in two of the laboratories involved and provides fascinating insights into daily routines and technologies used in those laboratories and also into issues of normativity, standardization and naturalisation. Drawing on debates and theoretical perspectives from across the social sciences, M'charek explores the relationship between the tools used to produce knowledge and the knowledge thus produced in a way that illuminates the HGDP but also contributes to our broader understanding of the contemporary life sciences and their social implications.

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The Human Genome Diversity Project (HGDP) was launched in 1991 by a group of population geneticists whose aim was to map genetic diversity in hundreds of human populations by tracing the similarities and differences between them. It quickly became controversial and was accused of racism and 'bad science' because of the special interest paid to sampling cell material from isolated and indigenous populations. The author spent a year carrying out participant observation in two of the laboratories involved and provides fascinating insights into daily routines and technologies used in those laboratories and also into issues of normativity, standardization and naturalisation. Drawing on debates and theoretical perspectives from across the social sciences, M'charek explores the relationship between the tools used to produce knowledge and the knowledge thus produced in a way that illuminates the HGDP but also contributes to our broader understanding of the contemporary life sciences and their social implications.

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[目次]

  • Introduction: The Human Genome Diversity Project
  • 1. Technologies of populations: making differences and similarities between Turkish and Dutch males
  • 3. Ten chimps in a laboratory: or how a human genetic marker may become a good genetic marker for typing chimps
  • 4. Naturalisation of a reference sequence: Anderson or the Mitochondrial Eve of modern genetics
  • 5. The traffic in males and other stories on the enactment of the sexes in studies of genetic lineage
  • 6. Technologies of similarity and difference or how to do politics with DNA.

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[目次]

  • Introduction: The Human Genome Diversity Project
  • 1. Technologies of populations: making differences and similarities between Turkish and Dutch males
  • 3. Ten chimps in a laboratory: or how a human genetic marker may become a good genetic marker for typing chimps
  • 4. Naturalisation of a reference sequence: Anderson or the Mitochondrial Eve of modern genetics
  • 5. The traffic in males and other stories on the enactment of the sexes in studies of genetic lineage
  • 6. Technologies of similarity and difference or how to do politics with DNA.

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書名 The Human Genome Diversity Project : an ethnography of scientific practice
著作者等 M'charek, Amade
M'Charek Amade
シリーズ名 Cambridge studies in society and the life sciences
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2005
ページ数 x, 213 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0521832225
0521539870
NCID BA70717885
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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