genetics

2022 | Nanibaa’ Garrison: “The Humane Pangenome Project: a global resource to map genomic diversity” (2022)

2022 | Nanibaa’ Garrison: “The Humane Pangenome Project: a global resource to map genomic diversity” (2022)

Image by ISG Senior Artist Amisha Gadani Congratulations to ISG Faculty member, Nanibaa’ Garrison, for her co-authoring most recent publication, The Humane Pangenome Project: a global resource to map genomic diversity, in the nature journal on April 20, 2022. Abstract The human reference genome is the most widely used resource in human genetics and is due for a major update. Its…

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2022 | Nanibaa’ Garrison: “Using Indigenous Standards to Implement the CARE Principles: Setting Expectations through Tribal Research Codes” (2022)

2022 | Nanibaa’ Garrison: “Using Indigenous Standards to Implement the CARE Principles: Setting Expectations through Tribal Research Codes” (2022)

Image by frontiers Congratulations to ISG Faculty member, Nanibaa’ Garrison, for her co-authoring recent publication in the frontiers in Genetics journal on March 21, 2022. Abstract Biomedical data are now organized in large-scale databases allowing researchers worldwide to access and utilize the data for new projects. As new technologies generate even larger amounts of data, data governance and data management…

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2022 | Aaron Panofsky and Nanibaa’ Garrison — “Getting genetic ancestry right for science and society” (2022)

2022 | Aaron Panofsky and Nanibaa’ Garrison — “Getting genetic ancestry right for science and society” (2022)

Image by Science Magazine Congratulations to ISG Director Aaron Panofsky and ISG Associate Professor Nanibaa’ Garrison for co-authoring their latest article in the April 2022 edition of Science journal magazine, “Getting Genetic Ancestry Right for Science and Society,” in which Panofsky and Garrison examine genetic ancestry and moving away from race in genetic research. Abstract Glaring health disparities have reinvigorated…

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ISG Professor Aaron Panofsky and former ISG Postdoc Joan Donovan win the Star-Nelkin Prize from the American Sociological Association

ISG Professor Aaron Panofsky and former ISG postdoc Joan Donovan’s 2019 article, “Genetic Ancestry Testing Among White Nationalists” has just won the Star-Nelkin Prize for Best Article from the Science, Knowledge, and Technology section of the American Sociological Association. Abstract White nationalists have a genetic essentialist understanding of racial identity, so what happens when using genetic ancestry tests (GATs) to…

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Under Poaching Pressure, Elephants Are Evolving To Lose Their Tusks

Written by Dina Fine Maron for National Geographic. [Excerpt] “Their goal is to uncover more information about how these animals move, eat, and what their genomes look like. Long hopes to detail how elephants without the benefit of tusks as tools may alter their behavior to get access to nutrients. Rob Pringle, at Princeton University, plans to look at dung…

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‘It’s Not Science’: Experts Push Back Against Trump Health Department’s Sex Verification Plan

Written by Mary Emily O’Hara for intomore.com [Excerpt]: “In plain English, the federal government is proposing reclassifying transgender people’s legal sex back to the sex assigned at birth. And if that sex at birth was listed wrong or left unclear, the government wants to put people through genetic testing to ensure a sort of “gender purity,” as it were. The…

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