OFF CAMPUS EVENT: Where the Wild Genes Are

Aihwa Ong - Professor of Socio-Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

In 1998, the Human Genome Project sought to represent humanity in general. In contrast, a few years earlier, NIH promoted the study of race in the human genome. This talk discusses the impact of the two events on genomic science in Biopolis, a biomedical hub in Singapore. Professor Ong examines Asian scientists' claims "This is where the variants are," and why their DNA map is "more valuable" than genetic databases from the West.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 4:10 pm — 6:10 pm
Toll Room, Alumni House , Berkeley campus

Graduate Council of the Academic Senate, UC Berkeley