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Human Genome Diversity Studies: Impact on Indigenous Communities

  1. Jonathan Marks

Published Online: 14 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005172.pub2

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How to Cite

Marks, J. 2008. Human Genome Diversity Studies: Impact on Indigenous Communities. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2008

Abstract

The study of genetic variation in the human species cannot be undertaken outside the cultural, political and historical context within which scientific research has been traditionally conducted on indigenous peoples. Consideration of their rights rendered the Human Genome Diversity Project intractable in the 1990s, and most issues remain unresolved.

Keywords:

  • indigenous;
  • population;
  • society;
  • diversity;
  • variation