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Published: 14 December 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002598-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0259-8
Published: 14 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373070-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7307-0
... Chapter 1 argues that, like liberalism and mestizaje, human population genetics has been characterized by a tension between purity and mixture, which has run through its attempts to understand human diversity. In the genetic study of Latin American populations, that tension is especially evident...
Published: 10 March 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376729-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7672-9
... Chapter 5 The Travels of Humans, Categories, and Other Genetic Products A Case Study of the Practice of Population Genetics in Colombia María Fernanda Olarte Sierra and Adriana Díaz del Castillo H. By...
Published: 02 September 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391036-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9103-6
...Chapter Two GENETICS AND THE ORGANIZATION OF GENETIC PRACTICE IN THE NETHERLANDS The institutional arrangements within which human genetics research and clinical practices occur are highly structured in genetics centers in the Netherlands...
Published: 29 April 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384656-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8465-6
... anthropologists say. Inter- estingly, however, for dogs as for humans this phenotypic diversity seems to rest on modest genetic diversity compared to other widespread large- bodied mammals. From the remarkably consistent genetic evidence (includ- ing comparisons of mtdna, y-chromosome dna, and...
Published: 15 October 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393207-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9320-7
... | BIOSOVEREIGNTY | Mappings of Chineseness | iv JENNIFER A. LIU Making Taiwanese (Stem Cells) | IDENTITY, GENETICS, AND HYBRIDITY A prominent stem cell researcher announced that the aim of his study was to establish human embryonic stem cell ‘‘lines with genetic charac...
Published: 06 January 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387336-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8733-6
..., the hgp has killed the facile genetic reductionism of the heyday of developmental genetics. There is little reason any more to suspect that claims of straightforward and irrevocable genetic determination of complex human traits will ever again be credible. hgp may even spell the extinction of...
Published: 19 July 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395478-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9547-8
... and economic vicissitudes, in addition to their genetic constitution. In other words, recognition of an inextricable entanglement among human activities of all kinds and molecularized human bodies incites new directions 130 I MARGARET LOCK in anthropological research that takes us beyond the...
Published: 06 January 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387336-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8733-6
... 8 GENETICS FROM AN EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS PERSPECTIVE james griesemer This essay discusses contemporary theoretical perspectives on units of heredity, development...
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By Peter Wade
... Chapter 1 argues that, like liberalism and mestizaje, human population genetics has been characterized by a tension between purity and mixture, which has run through its attempts to understand human diversity. In the genetic study of Latin American populations, that tension is especially...
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385691-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8569-1
... identified by using (automated versions of) the well-established technique of gel electrophoresis. Because the dna polymorphisms that reside in each individual, including humans, underlie much of their diversity, rflps can be used to find genetic markers within a population, including variant alleles that...
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375852-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7585-2
... Grassi’s thesis in Rhetoric as Philosophy: The Humanist Tradition, the coming of humans into existence was marked by a rupture with the “directive signs” of the genetic code that ordered the behaviors of purely organic species. With the emer- gence of language, a uniquely human code replaced the...
Published: 27 February 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388043-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8804-3
... increasing globalization and liberalizing of the market in human tis- sue? Biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies are international brokers of many kinds of human tissue—stem cells, genetic material, blood products—and play an increasingly powerful role in shaping national health policy. How do these...
Published: 03 October 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390640-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9064-0
... uncontrollable repercus- sions of genetic modification. Historians of ideas have often seen these very different conceptions of nature not just as signifying postmodern and premodern worldviews but as defining different stages in human history. Thus R. G. Colling- wood outlines three quite different ideas...
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396048-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9604-8
... 1 HUMAN "SUPERIORITY" AND THE ARGUMENT FROM MARGINAL CASES We are moral agents. We are capable of understanding and acting upon moral principles. Unless we act under duress, we are...
Published: 22 February 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387916-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8791-6
... lethal limit and for whom no treatment was available. In exchange for the credibility garnered from this move, Soviet medical authorities gave in to the American research team’s demands to conduct human testing of a genetically engineered hematopoetic growth factor mole- cule (rhgm-csf, thought...
Published: 27 December 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393511-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9351-1
... of the human condition—in which humans are either susceptible to genetic determination or involved in complex interchanges between cultural settings and genetic elements laden with pluri-potentiality. But neither characteriza- tion assumes the shape of a predicament. A predicament is a situation...
Published: 24 February 2006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8771-8
... APPENDIX Primer On Thinking Dynamically about the Human Ecological Condition Chuck Dyke A SYSTEM Rather than define ‘‘system current practice throughout the sciences urges us...
Published: 14 November 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389057-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8905-7
...GLOBAL POLITICS AND NATION-STATES 1 RODOLFO STAVENHAGEN 1 Cultural Rights and Human Rights A Social Science Perspective The Problem of Cultural Rights he issue of cultural rights within the general debate about human rights T forms...
Published: 20 July 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394440-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9444-0
...5. (Con)founding ‘‘the Human’’ Incestuous Beginnings u Keeping It All Inside Despite the various and sometimes disparate methodologies and perspec- tives that jostle together under the umbrella term ‘‘critical theory there is general agreement that the properties and capacities attributed...