Genetics, Ethics, and Society

The Center has an ongoing project focused on the concept of ancestry. The project is motivated by the increasing importance of genetic ancestry to a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, public health, genetics, and sociology. The project aims to describe how ancestry is being evoked and used across disciplines, and propose normative guidance for how it should be used.

The project is directed by Anna Lewis, Research Associate at the Center, and involves a cross-disciplinary core team, including Danielle Allen and geneticist Ben Neale. The core team receives input from an interdisciplinary working group.