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On the Ethics of Genetics

Ethics must be in the backbone of genetics education

It is essential that we also emphasize that genetics, ancestry, and forensic research have a complex past that includes attempts to use genetic technology to perpetuate racism, challenge the histories of Native American communities, and disregard human ethics in obtaining or analyzing individuals’ DNA. We recommend listening to this podcast episode highlighting the personal journey for one Navajo student studying genetics (The Experiment Podcast, What Does it Mean to Give Away our DNA?).

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