Race and Reification in Science
Published on: Jun 07, 2006

Troy Duster, member and then chair of the advisory committee on Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (ELSI) program at the National Human Genome Research Institute (Human Genome Project), is president of the American Sociological Association and has published widely on the subject of race and genetics, including the book Back Door to Eugenics.

The SSRC appreciates permission granted by Science Magazine to link to the following essay by Troy Duster, professor of sociology at NYU and member of the Council's Board of Directors. Additionally, a significant collection of web resources on issues related to race and genomics is available at the end of the essay.