"They want to know where they came from":population genetics, identity, and family genealogy

Tutton, Richard (2004) "They want to know where they came from":population genetics, identity, and family genealogy. New Genetics and Society, 23 (1). pp. 105-120. ISSN 1463-6778

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Abstract

This paper discusses the changing relationship between population genetics, family genealogy and identity. It reports on empirical research with participants in a genetic study who anticipated that personal feedback on the analysis of their donated samples would elucidate aspects of their own family genealogies. The paper also documents how geneticists, building on the practices of offering personal feedback to research participants, have developed genetic tests marketed directly to people wishing to trace their ancestry. Some of the social and ethical issues raised by this development in the use of genetic testing are considered.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: New Genetics and Society
Subjects:
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 51397
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 24 Nov 2011 10:31
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2019 20:31
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/51397

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