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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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Nick Shapiro’s Research Featured in News on the Impact of the Climate Crisis on Structurally Vulnerable Incarcerated Populations

Nick Shapiro’s Research Featured in News on the Impact of the Climate Crisis on Structurally Vulnerable Incarcerated Populations

The Intercept recently published two articles featuring Nicholas Shapiro’s ongoing research on carceral ecologies. In addtion, the same publication produced an interactive map using data Shapiro and his lab collected titled Climate and Punishment. MIGRANTS FLEEING HURRICANES AND DROUGHT FACE NEW CLIMATE DISASTERS IN ICE DETENTION Angel Argueta Anariba fled a 1998 hurricane in Honduras, only to get lashed by…

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2021 | Nanibaa’ Garrison — “COVID-19 Vaccine Decision-making Factors in Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities in Los Angeles, California” (2021)

2021 | Nanibaa’ Garrison — “COVID-19 Vaccine Decision-making Factors in Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities in Los Angeles, California” (2021)

Congratulations to ISG Faculty member Nanibaa’ Garrison who co-authored an important qualitative study, “COVID-19 Vaccine Decision-making Factors in Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities in Los Angeles, California.”, which serves as an instrumental public health research for the Los Angeles community. Abstract Importance  The COVID-19 pandemic has had disproportionate effects on racial and ethnic minority communities, where preexisting clinical and social conditions…

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Op-ed: Intergenerational trauma affects mental health of Southeast Asian-Americans by Joseph Nguyen

Mental health is of utmost importance in academia, especially given one’s cumulative experiences and history. Coming from a unique background, Human Biology and Society student, Joseph Nguyen, brings to light the importance of mental health as he highlights the effects of intergenerational trauma within the Southeast Asian American community. “I discovered in my freshman year that these aren’t the only…

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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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Received An At-Home DNA Test As A Holiday Gift? Proceed With Caution

If you or a family member received a consumer genetic testing kit as a holiday gift, you probably weren’t alone. Sales of at-home DNA testing kits reportedly soared in 2017, as people sought clues to their ancestry or future health. Some genetic-testing companies encouraged the purchase of kits as holiday gifts — even offering free gift wrapping. However, the results from…

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