Keynote SpeakerAssistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco
Catherine Bliss, PhD
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Postdoctoral Fellow
Author of: Race Decoded: The Genomic Fight for Social Justice
"Race Decoded: Medical
Ethics at the Frontier"
Monday, February 11, 2013
Alpert Medical School
A book signing and reception will follow.
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Catherine Bliss is Brown University’s Howard Hughes Medical Institute postdoctoral Fellow in Biomedicine, Medical Humanities, and Science and technology Studies. Her research examines the construction and naturalization of race and gender categories in contemporary biomedicine. Catherine’s interests include health controversies, emergent science, racial identity, and the science of sexual difference. She is the author of race Decoded: the Genomic Fight for Social Justice (Stanford University press 2012). this book provides a first look at the racial views and practices of the world's leading genome scientists, exposing how scientists draw on commonsense ideas, norms, and values about race to formulate their research.