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Rooting out Flawed Genetic Classifications—and the Racial Bias Behind Them

June 9, 2017

Despite numerous studies debunking the belief that race is biologically determined, scientists continue to use race as a tool for genetic classification. But two Penn Integrates Knowledge professors—one a sociologist and legal scholar, the other an anthropologist and genomic scientist—have joined together to find a more accurate, inclusive way to study human genetic variation.

George A. Weiss University Professor Dorothy Roberts, who holds appointments in Penn Law and the School of Arts & Sciences (SAS), is a leader in transforming public thinking and policy on reproductive health, child welfare, and bioethics. 

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