Chapter 6. Genetic Research and Culture: Where Does the Offense Lie?

  1. James O. Young Professor and
  2. Conrad G. Brunk Professor past director
  1. Daryl Pullman Associate Professor1 and
  2. Laura Arbour clinical geneticist Associate Professor2

Published Online: 24 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311099.ch6

The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation

The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation

How to Cite

Pullman, D. and Arbour, L. (2009) Genetic Research and Culture: Where Does the Offense Lie?, in The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation (eds J. O. Young and C. G. Brunk), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311099.ch6

Editor Information

  1. University of Victoria, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Medical Ethics, Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

  2. 2

    Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, Victoria, BC, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161596

Online ISBN: 9781444311099

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Keywords:

  • genetic research and culture;
  • Papua New Guinea (PNG), visiting Hagahai tribe;
  • Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI);
  • HGDP and the GP, using genetic information to trace migration patterns;
  • Human Genome Diversity Project (HGDP);
  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), conserving and utilizing global biological diversity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Human DNA as Cultural Property

  • The Genetic Appropriation of Culture

  • Community Identity, Cultural Offense and Control of Genetic Information

  • Conclusion

  • References