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17:30 - 19:30 28 May 2014

Mestizo Genomics: Race Mixture, Nature and Science in Latin America

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Lecture Theatre 103, First Floor | UCL – Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Peter Wade, Co-author; Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Manchester

In genetics laboratories in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, scientists have been mapping the genomes of local populations, seeking to locate the genetic basis of complex diseases and trace population histories. As part of their work, geneticists often calculate the European, African and Amerindian genetic ancestry of populations and some scientists link their findings explicitly to questions of national identity, racial-ethnic difference and (anti-)racism, bringing their science to bear on issues of politics and identity.


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Oscar Martinez
+44 (0)203 108 9721 | ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk


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