An introduction to behavioral genetics, including methods used to study the genetics of behaviors and the implications of this field for society.
Communities of Color and Genetics Policy Project
The Communities of Color and Genetics Policy project has developed a process for engaging communities of color of diverse socio-economic levels in dialogues relating to genome research. From these dialogues, the project developed recommendations for laws, professional standards, and institutional policies regarding the use and application of genome research.
Impact of Behavioral Genetics on Law and the Courts
An article by Mark Rothstein on the impact genetics will have on the judicial system.
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NIAAA supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. The site includes related publications, research, and links to additional organizations.
Tuskegee University Center for Bioethics
The Center for Bioethics is devoted to engaging the sciences, humanities, law, and religious faiths in the exploration of the core moral issues that underlie research and medical treatment of African Americans and other underserved people. The site includes the center's programs, resources, and a message board.
Graves, J. L. The Emperor's New Clothes: Biological Theories of Race at the Millennium. Piscataway, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2001.
A chapter-by-chapter examination of the development of the race concept, from its beginnings in the classical world to modern times.
Hamer, D. H. and P. Copeland. Living With Our Genes: Why They Matter More Than You Think. Westminster, Maryland: Anchor Books, 1999.
This book presents a broad collection of instances where research has pointed at a connection between our human nature and the genes we inherit. Traits from thrill seeking, anxiousness, irritability, and love, to addiction, language, and intelligence are shown to have some root in the genes passed down from our parents.
Smith, E. (editor) and W. Sapp. Plain Talk About the Human Genome Project: A Tuskegee University Conference. Tuskegee, Alabama: Tuskegee University Publications, 1997. A compilation of talks presented during a three-day conference at Tuskegee University in September 1996. Distinguished leaders, scientists, ethicists, educators, and students spoke on wide-ranging topics related to the promise and perils of the Human Genome Project, matters of race and diversity, and education about the project and its implications.
Zilinskas, R. A. and P. J. Balint (editors). The Human Genome Project and Minority Communities. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Pub Text, 2000.
This book addresses the divisions between minority groups and the scientific community, particularly in the area of medical and genetic research. The book consists largely of talks by distinguished speakers at "The Human Genome Project: Reaching the Minority Communities in Maryland" conference held in June 1997 at the University of Maryland at Baltimore.
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