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Native American DNATribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science$
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Kim TallBear

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816665853

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816665853.001.0001

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the DNA Dot-Com

the DNA Dot-Com

Selling Ancestry

Chapter:
(p.67) 2 the DNA Dot-Com
Source:
Native American DNA
Author(s):

Kim TallBear

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816665853.003.0003

Chapter 2, using a sample of six companies, looks at how concepts of race inform the Native American genetic testing industry. It deconstructs their discourses, images, product technical aspects, and claims about the applicability of genetic tests to both Native American racial identity and for purposes of tribal enrollment.

Keywords:   indigenous peoples, Native Americans, genetics and identity, race and genetics, genetic genealogy, bioethics, science and technology studies, indigenous studies

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