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Episode 3: WoC in Genomics

Episode 3: WoC in Genomics

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Intro, Interview with Prof Manaasa Raghavan - Amisha, Interview with Dr Yalda Jamshidi - Amisha, Interview with Dr Farah Huzair - Amisha and Amisha on the underrepresentation of minorities in genomics.

The genomic revolution has been considered a great milestone in scientific research and continues to teach us about our ancestral origins and health risks. In this episode, Amisha speaks w Prof Maanasa Raghavan, who uses ancient DNA to elucidate human population histories. Dr Yalda Jamshidi hopes to improve our health by studying rare diseases. Dr Farah Huzair will be sharing her expertise examining the social and political factors around new biotechnologies. Amisha discusses the pitfalls of commercial genetic ancestry testing. CW: ancestry testing, exploitation of participants, the slave trade.

SING Initiative (12:49) https://sing.igb.illinois.edu/singconsortium
Latest biotechnologies (31:33) - Science media centre (https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/), Fullfact (https://fullfact.org/)
Dr Janina Jeff Article (55:33) - https://www.theroot.com/46-chromosomes-and-a-mule-falsely-romanticizing-our-co-1834228049?utm_medium=sharefromsite&utm_source=theroot_twitter&utm_campaign=top

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