Legal Conceptions of Equality in the Genomic Age

Law & Inequality, Vol. 25, pp. 429-463

38 Pages Posted: 4 Nov 2009

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Mark A. Rothstein

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law; University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

Theodiosius Dobzhansky was one of the leading population geneticists of the twentieth century. Born in 1900 in a small town in the Ukraine, he came to the United States in 1927 on a fellowship to study with Thomas Hunt Morgan at Columbia University - another giant in genetics who is best known for his work with Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies). Dobzhansky remained in the United States the rest of his life, researching, teaching, and writing about genetics. Dobzhansky's greatest, enduring contribution to genetics is his work (along with such luminaries as R.A. Fisher, J.B.S. Haldane, Julian Huxley, Ernst Mayr, and Sewall Wright) in formulating the Modern Synthesis of Evolutionary Theory. The Modern Synthesis integrated Darwinian principles of natural selection with Mendelian principles of inheritance to establish the evolutionary foundations of modern genetics.

Keywords: genetics, genomics, equality, civil rights, employment discrimination, OSHA, discrimination

JEL Classification: K31, K32

Suggested Citation

Rothstein, Mark A., Legal Conceptions of Equality in the Genomic Age (2007). Law & Inequality, Vol. 25, pp. 429-463. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1499394

Mark A. Rothstein (Contact Author)

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law ( email )

Louisville, KY 40202
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.louisville.edu/bioethics

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )

Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States

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