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dc.contributor.authorBurton, Elise
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-17T00:31:34Z
dc.date.available2018-11-17T00:31:34Z
dc.date.issued2018-10
dc.identifier.issn0306-3127
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/285372
dc.description.abstractMost Middle Eastern populations outside Israel have not been represented in Western-based international human genome sequencing efforts. In response, national-level projects have emerged throughout the Middle East to decode the Arab, Turkish and Iranian genomes. The discourses surrounding the 'national genome' that shape scientists' representation of their work to local and international audiences evoke three intersecting analytics of nationalism: methodological, postcolonial and diasporic. Methodologically, ongoing human genome projects in Turkey and Iran follow the population logics of other national and international genome projects, for example justifying research with reference to projected health benefits to their fellow citizens. Meanwhile, assumptions about and representations of ethnicity and diversity are deeply inflected by local histories of scientific development and nationalist politics. While Iranian geneticists have transformed this paradigm to catalog national genetic diversity through a discourse of 'Iranian ethnicities', Turkish geneticists remain politically constrained from acknowledging ethnic diversity and struggle to distance their work from racialized narratives of Turkish national identity. Such nationally-framed narratives of genomic diversity are not confined to their original contexts, but travel abroad, as demonstrated by a US-based genome project that articulates a form of Iranian-American diasporic nationalism.
dc.description.sponsorshipSocial Science Research Council (USA) Harvard University (USA)
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronic
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectGenomics
dc.subjectGenome, Human
dc.subjectPolitics
dc.subjectEthnic Groups
dc.subjectIran
dc.subjectTurkey
dc.subjectGenetic Variation
dc.titleNarrating ethnicity and diversity in Middle Eastern national genome projects.
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage786
prism.issueIdentifier5
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNameSoc Stud Sci
prism.startingPage762
prism.volume48
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.32738
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-05-15
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/0306312718804888
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-10-05
dc.contributor.orcidBurton, Elise [0000-0003-1981-930X]
dc.identifier.eissn1460-3659
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2018-10-05
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-10-05


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