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Do Health and Forensic DNA Databases Increase Racial Disparities?by Peter A Chow-White and Troy DusterPLOS MedicineOctober 4th, 2011The issue of the "digital divide" is a growing concern in health and forensic DNA databases, reflecting structural disparities in biomedical research and policing inseparable from racial disparities.
Racial Disparities in Funding At NIHby Osagie K. ObasogieBiopolitical TimesSeptember 22nd, 2011Mountains of evidence have shown that racial disparities are prevalent across the health sciences landscape. But new research shows that these disparities do not simply concern traditional issues such as relative rates of asthma or diabetes in certain populations, but also the funding mechanisms used to support scientific research.
Dorothy Roberts book presentation [video]Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century Co-sponsored by Center for Genetics and Society and Generations Ahead Tuesday, September 20, 2011 | Berkeley, CA
NIH Uncovers Racial Disparity in Grant Awardsby Jocelyn KaiserScienceAugust 19th, 2011An analysis of grant data from the National Institutes of Health found significant disparities in funding granted to black Ph.D. scientists and their white counterparts.
New Book on the Biopolitics of Raceby Osagie ObasogieBiopolitical TimesAugust 18th, 2011Dorothy Roberts' new book meets an urgent need: encouraging greater thought and public discussion on what new genetic technologies mean for society’s understanding of racial difference and its commitment to racial justice.
Eugenics Victim, Son Fighting Together for Justiceby Allen G. BreedABC NewsAugust 15th, 2011Eugenics victim and son see long struggle for justice and recompense on verge of bearing fruit.
DNA: Law requiring arrestees' samples struck downby Bob EgelkoSan Francisco ChronicleAugust 5th, 2011A California appeals court has struck down a voter-approved law requiring police to collect DNA samples from anyone arrested for a felony.
Race and bio-patents don't mixby Doug PetBiopolitical TimesAugust 3rd, 2011The Washington Post ran a piece drawing heavily on Jonathan Kahn's recent work, which examines how US patent procedure is forcing race into genetic and medical research.
Al Jazeera’s Fault Lines on Outsourcing Clinical Trialsby Osagie ObasogieBiopolitical TimesJuly 19th, 2011Fault Lines’ Zeina Awad offers a compelling inside look into the questionable business of using vulnerable populations from the developing world to test drugs that will not benefit them and will largely be consumed by Westerners.
Genetic Basis for Crime: A New Lookby Patricia CohenNew York TimesJune 19th, 2011Less than 20 years ago the National Institutes of Health abruptly withdrew funds for a conference on genetics and crime after outraged complaints that the idea smacked of eugenics. Now criminologists are cautiously returning to the subject.
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