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Why the Race to Racialize Medicine is Better Lost

Date and time

October 12, 2006

About this event

Professor Jonathan Marks (anthropology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte) speaks on the relationship between genetics research and definitions of race, focusing on the implications of this movement on health care. His recent research confronts the recent trends to attempt to impose genetic and biological constructs on the social/anthropological notions of race. He questions the outcomes of genetic and biological anthropology research funded by large pharmaceutical companies. 

Marks is the author of Human Biodiversity and What it Means to Be 98% Chimpanzee, as well as the e-publication, The Un-Textbook of Biological Anthropology.


Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202


Professor Jonathan Marks