Eugenics By The Backdoor? Analyzing Perspectives on the Gay Gene

Shivesh Shouria
SocGen 20other21

If a gay gene were to exist, what would that mean for reproductive technologies?

Examining Germ-Line Gene-Editing Through a Bioethical Lens

Sarah Maraach
SocGen 20other21

Is germ-line gene-editing ethical or will it bring back eugenics?

Materia Medica, Pharmacology & Bioprospecting

The students of SocGen180-Materia Medica
SocGen 20other21

Authors: Jasmine Mariko Reddy, Riya Shah, Emily Burns, Jessica Wakefield, Sareen Manuel, Chris Jamali, Eryn Wilkinson, Swetha Sundaram, Osvaldo Sanchez Fernandez, Fiza Zahra Baloch, Anna Yu, Yasaman Moradian, Arman Soltanzadeh, Maya Barajas-Tavera, Medha Vallurupalli, and Chien-Ling Liu Zeleny

A project integrates literature from multiple disciplines to investigate history of collected knowledge about therapeutic properties of healing substances originated from natural resources. It accomplished through lens of pharmacological studies and applications in historical contexts across different medical cultures. Emphasis on bioprospecting issues of drug discovery, acquisition, testing, and application. These issues include circulation of knowledge in translation, collection, and classification; development in colonial and postcolonial contexts, and emergence of scientific pharmacology, ethnobotany, and ethnopharmacology.

Race and Heat: Occupational Risk in Regards to Heat Exposure

Desiree Eshraghi, Christine King, Chelsea Tran
SocGen 20other21

Racial minorities are more likely to experience higher occupational heat exposure and suffer worse from heat-related illnesses.

Race-Specific Hypertension Guidelines and the Abolition of Race Correction in Medicine

Leah Savage
SocGen 20other21

In an age of anti-racism that often looks like doctors being encouraged to interrogate implicit biases they may harbor, a more insidious beast undermines efforts towards equity in healthcare: ascriptions of race as biological in biomedical research and consequential medical guidelines.

Society Through DNA: The Search for Answers in Our Genes

Luis Torres
SocGen 20other21

While our humanity leaves us with endless questions, genetics may only be giving us some of the answers.