The Emergence, Politics, and Marketplace of Native American DNA

Authored by: Kim TallBear

Routledge Handbook of Science, Technology, and Society

Print publication date:  May  2014
Online publication date:  June  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415531528
eBook ISBN: 9780203101827
Adobe ISBN: 9781136237164


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Scientists and the public alike are on the hunt for “Native American DNA.” 2 Hi-tech genomics labs at universities around the world search for answers to questions about human origins and ancient global migrations. In the glossy world of made-for-television science, celebrity geneticist Spencer Wells travels in jet planes and Land Rovers to far flung deserts and ice fields. Clad in North Face® gear, he goes in search of indigenous DNA that will provide a window into our collective human past.

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