Human Genome Diversity Studies: Impact on Indigenous Communities


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


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Marks, Jonathan(Mar 2008) Human Genome Diversity Studies: Impact on Indigenous Communities. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005172.pub2]