ANTH 353: Anthropological Genomics
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Deepens knowledge of genome technologies, the history of genome research, and how genomics has contributed to our understanding of humanity past and present. Considers how different paradigms of evolutionary thought have influenced the field and how forces of evolution act to shape genome variation in humans. Considers the central role of genomics in the both the rise of and resistance to race science, and how an anthropological perspective is essential to gain a fuller understanding of the social and political dimensions of genome science. Provides hands-on training of laboratory techniques for generating, analyzing, and interpreting human genome data and contextualizes these methods within historical and ethical frameworks. Traces how genome scientists have used these techniques to better understand human evolution, population history, health, and biodiversity. Evaluates the power of genome science to impact questions of human agency, kinship, identity, ancestry, and belonging. Limited to three attempts.