Not Just Fun and Games: The Sociopolitical Import of "Recreational" Genetics

Dean of Social Science and Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies of Columbia University Alondra Nelson, PhD, will present the DAHSM Culpeper Seminar, on May 4, 3:30 – 5 PM, at Laurel Heights.

'Not Just Fun and Games: The Sociopolitical Import of "Recreational" Genetics'

DNA is a master key that unlocks medical and forensic secrets, but its genealogical life is revelatory. Tracing genealogy is now the second-most popular hobby amongst Americans. This billion-dollar industry has spawned popular television shows, websites, and a booming heritage tourism circuit. But as Nelson will de-scribe, genetic genealogy is also being propelled into a variety of sociopolitical uses, including kin-keeping. See the flyer for more details.

This event is open to the entire UCSF community!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Laurel Heights, Room 474, Room 474

Event Type

Lecture/Seminar

Affiliation

School of Nursing

Campus

Laurel Heights

Department/Group
School of Nursing
Contact Info

Kathryn.Jackson@ucsf.edu

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