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
- American Anthropological Association
- American Society of Primatologists
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