Session 3: Elise K Burton's Genetic Crossroads: The Middle East and the Science of Human Heredity (Stanford, 2021)
Please note new start time of 16:30
“Genetic Crossroads is an unprecedented history of human genetics in the Middle East, from its roots in colonial anthropology and medicine to recent genome sequencing projects. It illuminates how scientists from Turkey to Yemen, Egypt to Iran, transformed genetic data into territorial claims and national origin myths. Burton shows why such nationalist appropriations of genetics are not local or temporary aberrations, but rather the enduring foundations of international scientific interest in Middle Eastern populations to this day.”
Date: 25 May 2022, 16:30 (Wednesday, 5th week, Trinity 2022)
Venue: 47 Banbury Road, 47 Banbury Road OX2 6PE
Venue Details: OCHSMT Seminar Room
Speaker: N/A
Organising department: Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology
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Part of: Reading Group: History of Modern Biology
Booking required?: Required
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Audience: Members of the University only
Editors: Laura Spence, Belinda Clark