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Translating Population Difference: The Use and Re-Use of Genetic Ancestry in Brazilian Cancer Genetics

Gibbon, S; (2015) Translating Population Difference: The Use and Re-Use of Genetic Ancestry in Brazilian Cancer Genetics. Medical Anthropology , Article 151009161128008. 10.1080/01459740.2015.1091818. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

In the past ten years, there has been an expansion of scientific interest in population genetics linked to both understanding histories of human migration and the way that population difference and diversity may account for and/or be implicated in health and disease. In this article, I examine how particular aspects of a globalizing research agenda related to population differences and genetic ancestry are taken up in locally variant ways in the nascent field of Brazilian cancer genetics. Drawing on a broad range of ethnographic data from clinical and nonclinical contexts in the south of Brazil, I examine the ambiguities that attention to genetic ancestry generates, so revealing the disjunctured and diverse ways a global research agenda increasingly orientated to questions of population difference and genetic ancestry is being used and reused.

Type: Article
Title: Translating Population Difference: The Use and Re-Use of Genetic Ancestry in Brazilian Cancer Genetics
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/01459740.2015.1091818
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01459740.2015.1091818
Language: English
Additional information: © 2015 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Anthropology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1473174
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