Genes Race and Psychology in the Genome Era

National Human Genome Research Institute

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Genes, Race and Psychology in the Genome Era

ACTG ImageIn January 2005, the American Psychological Association published a series of 10 articles in the American Psychologist, created by scholars who work in the fields of genetics, race or related areas to begin a discussion of the issue of race and genetics within the field of psychology.

Two articles in the series were written by scholars from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI): NHGRI Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., NHGRI Associate Investigator Vence Bonham, J.D. and NHGRI Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Researcher Vivian Ota Wang, Ph.D. (The ELSI Research Program).

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