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This journal club will focus on the tricky but important topic of genetics research in underrepresented groups. We’ll begin with a review the eugenics movement, especially in the United States. We’ll then discuss how the genetics of complex social behaviors has evolved, using a recent genome-wide association study of same-sex sexual behavior as a framework. We’ll focus not only on the study itself, but also on the outreach and communication, as well as the public perception and debates, accompanying the study.

Readings
--Ganna, Andrea, et al. "Large-scale GWAS reveals insights into the genetic architecture of same-sex sexual behavior" Science 365.6456 (2019) and the accompanying perspective by Melinda Mills.
--Accompanying Frequently Asked Questions website.
--New York Times op-ed.

Optional readings
--Broad Institute website about the study, especially the linked perspective pieces in the “Perspectives” section.

Ganna: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/365/6456/eaat7693
Mills: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/sci/365/6456/869.full.pdf
FAQ: https://geneticsexbehavior.info
NYTimes: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/29/opinion/genetics-sexual-orientation-study.html
Broad: https://www.broadinstitute.org/news/perspectives-complex-genetics-same-sex-sexual-behavior

Mar 22, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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