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The Human Genome Diversity Project An Ethnography of Scientific Practice (Cambridge Studies in Society and the Life Sciences) by Amade M"Charek

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English


  • Genetics (non-medical),
  • Human biology & related topics,
  • Sociology,
  • Research,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Mammals,
  • Social Science,
  • Social Science / Sociology / General,
  • Population genetics,
  • Human Genome Diversity Project,
  • Social aspects

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7745426M
ISBN 100521539870
ISBN 109780521539876

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The book was written, but it also wrote my life. My interest in genetics existed before I started this project. However, my anxieties and excitement about its potentials came with my work on the Human Genome Diversity Project. Genetics became something that I found myself criticizing or defending, depending on the context that I was in. In , the Human Genome Organization (HUGO) began a massive multibillion dollar effort to map and sequence the human genome known as the Human Genome Project (HGP). Because the HGP did not consider population-level variation, population geneticists would suggest a collateral by: 5. Human Genome Diversity Project: Home. Stanford Human Genome Center. Department of Genetics. Department of Biological Sciences. Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies. Stanford University. Stanford HGDP SNP Genotyping Data. The genotypes were generated on Illumina Y arrays, with a GenCall Score cutoff of Samples with an. Complete genome sequences from more than one hundred diverse human populations The largest dataset of diverse, high quality human genome sequences ever reported is presented below. The sampling strategy differs from studies of human genome diversity that have aimed to maximize medical relevance by studying populations with large numbers of.

This report examines the scientific merits and value of research on human genetic or genomic variation and the organizational, policy, and ethical issues that such research poses in a more-general context than the proposed HGDP (Human Genome Diversity Project). Chapter 2 discusses the scientific basis and usefulness of a worldwide systematic survey of human genetic variation. The Human Genome Project (HGP) was one of the great feats of exploration in history. Rather than an outward exploration of the planet or the cosmos, the HGP was an inward voyage of discovery led by an international team of researchers looking to sequence and map all of the genes -- together known as the genome -- of members of our species, Homo sapiens. Here we report the Simons Genome Diversity Project data set: high quality genomes from individuals from diverse populations. These genomes include at least million base pairs that are not present in the human reference genome. Our analysis reveals key features of the landscape of human .   The goal of the Human Genome Diversity Project (HGDP) is to provide a comprehensive study of genetic diversity across different human populations. Scientists working on the HGDP plan to collect samples from all to geographically isolated or culturally unique human populations that desire to participate in the project.

  The international Human Genome Project (HGP) today announced the successful completion of the pilot phase of sequencing the human genome and the launch of the full-scale effort to sequence all 3 billion letters (referred to as bases) that make up the human DNA instruction book. Many more genome projects were launched in the s and before. 19 Most powerful is the Human Genome Project (HGP), aimed at the human genome, which had been presented to the world in June by science, commerce and politics. 20 Since the Diversity Project was announced by its initiators as a response to the HGP, I will elaborate on this. The Human Genome Diversity (HGD) Project is an international consortium of scientists, universities, governments and other interests in North America and Europe organized to take blood, tissue samples (cheek scrapings or saliva), and hair roots from hundreds of so called "endangered" indigenous communities around the world. Unprecedented in its scope, the Human Genome Project is an international effort that seeks to create a detailed map of human DNA. This unique book, written to be accessible to the general reader, first provides a basic introduction to the ideas underlying classical and molecular genetics before going on to describe the purpose of the Human Reviews: 1.