Race and personalized medicine

Race and personalized medicine.


Format: 3,000 words excluding reference page. Questions to be answered: What is personalized medicine suppose to be? How is it related to the Human Genome Project (HGP)? What are the difficulties inherent in such an approach to medicine? Why has it led to the re-emergence of racialized analyses in medical contexts? Must it have? Is the practice racist? If, so why ( explain what “racism” mean in this context)? Required Texts: Duster, T. 2015. A postgenomic surprise. The molecular reinscription of race in science, law and medicine. British Journal of Sociology 66: 1 -27. Roberts, D. 2011. Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-First Century. New York: New Press

Race and personalized medicine

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