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The Center for Genomics and Society

Connecting people interested in ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genomic research since 2007.

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  • ELSI Friday Forum | Sept. 9 | 12p

    Decoloniality and Genetic Ancestry: Situating the “African Genome” The language and practice of social ancestry and genetics are steeped in history. They increasingly influence discussions about the practice of science and the role of communities, yet the meanings and concepts used in those discussions are disputed. In this ELSI Forum on decoloniality and epistemological erasures … Continued

  • ELSI Friday Forum | July 8 | 12p

    Legal Challenges to Newborn Screening Research The last few years have seen calls for more diverse and representative collections of biological samples for population based translational research. This need has sparked increased interest in using residual bloodspots from state newborn screening programs for research purposes, given that these collections contain DNA from all newborns born … Continued