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  1. A Call for Critical, Antiracist Medicine: Response to Open Peer Commentaries.Javier Perez-Rodriguez & Alejandro de la Fuente - 2017 - American Journal of Bioethics 17 (9):1-2.
    The consideration of racial differences in the biology of disease and treatment options is a hallmark of modern medicine. However, this time-honored medical tradition has no scientific basis, and the premise itself, that is, the existence of biological differences between the commonly known races, is false inasmuch as races are only sociocultural constructions. It is time to rid medical research of the highly damaging exercise of searching for supposed racial differences in the biological manifestations of disease. The practice not only (...)
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  • Toward a Framework for Assessing Privacy Risks in Multi-Omic Research and Databases.Charles Dupras & Eline M. Bunnik - 2021 - American Journal of Bioethics 21 (12):46-64.
    While the accumulation and increased circulation of genomic data have captured much attention over the past decade, privacy risks raised by the diversification and integration of omics have been la...
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  • A Biosocial Return to Race? A Cautionary View for the Postgenomic Era.Maurizio Meloni - 2022 - American Journal of Human Biology.
    Recent studies demonstrating epigenetic and developmental sensitivity to early environments, as exemplified by fields like the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) and environmental epigenetics, are bringing new data and models to bear on debates about race, genetics, and society. Here, we first survey the historical prominence of models of environmental determinism in early formulations of racial thinking to illustrate how notions of direct environmental effects on bodies have been used to naturalize racial hierarchy and inequalities in the past. (...)
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