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Bullet workshops · Dec 03, 2021

International Workshop Series: How does sharing genetic sequence data impact biodiversity science and conservation?


Digging into the Bioethics of Studying Humans, from Culture to the Genome

Topic: Anthropology, ethnobiology and paleobiology

Date: December 13, 2021

Time: 1:30 PM -3:30 PM EST or 6:30 - 8:30 PM UTC

Location: Online via Zoom

As ancestral and modern humans moved around the planet, a multitude of cultures developed as we continued to evolve and undergo natural selection in different environments. Studying humans in all our complexity and diversity – from our cultures and adaptations to our DNA – advances scientific knowledge in ways that will allow us to cope with life on a changing planet. How do scientists studying humans, human ancestors, and primates plan and conduct their research? What ethical practices and standards are there in anthropology, archaeology, primatology, paleoanthropology, biological anthropology, and human genomics that can inspire us all to be better scientists regardless of the species or subject we study? How do these fields relate to the Nagoya Protocol, and how might the Nagoya Protocol influence our research practices?


  • Dr. Agustín Fuentes, Princeton University, USA
  • Dr. Cheryl Makarewicz, Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany
  • Dr. Karen Miga, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Hosted by:

  • American Anthropological Association
  • American Society of Primatologists

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This workshop series is supported by the National Science Foundation under Award No. 2136950. Learn more at