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Join Iowa City Darwin Day!
Charmaine Royal's talk "Race, Genetics and Health" will be livestreamed on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 4 pm CST at iowacitydarwinday.org
Charmaine Royal's Selected Articles
Will Precision Medicine Move Us beyond Race?
Prescribing medications on the basis of race oversimplifies the complexities and interplay of ancestry, health, disease, and drug response. Eventually, precision medicine may revolutionize our understanding of race and its utility (or lack thereof) in clinical practice.
A content analysis of the views of genetics professionals on race, ancestry, and genetics
Looking ahead as genomics is translated into the practice of precision medicine and as learning health care systems offer continued improvements in care through integrated research, we argue for nuanced considerations of both race and genetic ancestry across research and care settings.
Charmaine Royal's Book Chapters at the UI Libraries
Race, Genetics, and Ethics (Chapter 8)
Call Number: ebook
Do people of differing ethnicities, cultures, and races view medicine and bioethics differently? And, if they do, should they? Are doctors and researchers taking environmental perspectives into account when dealing with patients? If so, is it done effectively and properly? In African American Bioethics, Lawrence J. Prograis Jr. and Edmund D. Pellegrino bring together medical practitioners, researchers, and theorists to assess one fundamental question: Is there a distinctive African American bioethics? The book's contributors resoundingly answer yes-yet their responses vary.
The genetics of African Americans: Implications for disease gene mapping and identity (Chapter 11)
Call Number: ebook
The so-called science wars pit science against culture, and nowhere is the struggle more contentious--or more fraught with paradox--than in the burgeoning realm of genetics. A constructive response, and a welcome intervention, this volume brings together biological and cultural anthropologists to conduct an interdisciplinary dialogue that provokes and instructs even as it bridges the science/culture divide.
Charmaine Royal, Associate Professor of African & African American Studies, Biology, Global Health, and Family Medicine & Community Health at Duke University