publications

2014 | Soraya de Chadarevian – Chromosome Surveys of Human Populations: Between Epidemiology and Anthropology

ISG professor, Soraya de Chadarevian, recently published “Chromosome Surveys of Human Populations: Between Epidemiology and Anthropology” in the Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. Abstract: It is commonly held that after 1945 human genetics turned medical and focussed on the individual rather than on the study of human…

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2014 | Aaron Panofsky – Misbehaving Science: Controversy and the Development of Behavior Genetics

ISG Associate Professor, Aaron Panofsky, is pleased to announce that his book Misbehaving Science: Controversy and the Development of Behavior Genetics is now out! Behavior genetics has always been a breeding ground for controversies. From the “criminal chromosome” to the “gay gene,” claims about the influence of genes like these have led to often vitriolic national debates about race, class,…

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2014 | Jessica Lynch Alfaro, et.al – Capuchin Monkey Research Priorities and Urgent Issues

ISG Associate Director, Jessica Lynch-Alfaro, recently published “Capuchin Monkey Research Priorities and Urgent Issues” in the American Journal of Primatology. Abstract: The “Capuchin research community roundtable: working together towards a comparative biology of Cebus and Sapajus” was held at the International Primatological Society Congress in Cancún, Mexico, August 2012. Goals of the roundtable were to strengthen interactions among the capuchin research…

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2014 | Jessica Lynch Alfaro, et.al – Activity Budget, Diet, and Habitat Use in the Critically Endangered Ka'apor Capuchin Monkey (Cebus Kaapori) in Pará State, Brazil: A Preliminary Comparison to Other Capuchin Monkeys

ISG Associate Director, Jessica Lynch-Alfaro, recently published “Activity Budget, Diet, and Habitat Use in the Critically Endangered Ka’apor Capuchin Monkey (Cebus Kaapori) in Pará State, Brazil: A Preliminary Comparison to Other Capuchin Monkeys” in the American Journal of Primatology. Abstract The Ka’apor capuchin, Cebus kaapori, is perhaps the most endangered primate of the Brazilian Amazon. Endemic to a region with extreme…

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2014 | Christopher Kelty + Aaron Panofsky – Disentangling Public Participation in Science and Biomedicine

ISG faculty, Dr. Christopher Kelty and Dr. Aaron Panofsky, have published a paper titled “Disentangling Public Participation In Science and Biomedicine” in Genome Medicine. ABSTRACT: Background This article provides a framework for disentangling the concept of participation, with emphasis on participation in genomic medicine. We have derived seven ‘dimensions’ of participation that are most frequently invoked in the extensive, heterogeneous literature on participation.…

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2014 | Eric Vilain, et.al – Mutant Cohesin in Premature Ovarian Failure

ISG Director, Eric Vilain, and his research team have published a paper titled “Mutant Cohesin in Premature Ovarian Failure” in the premier medical journal New England Journal of Medicine SUMMARY: Premature ovarian failure is a major cause of female infertility. The genetic causes of this disorder remain unknown in most patients. Using whole-exome sequence analysis of a large consanguineous family with inherited…

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