Genetic Research and Communal Narratives
Hastings Center Report
genetic research, informed consent, community consent, Lemba, Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings, group identity
The use of DNA evidence to prove Thomas Jefferson's paternity of Sally Hemings' children is a powerful example of how genetic research can have an impact upon the communal narratives of families and nations.
Dena S. Davis, Genetic Research and Communal Narratives, 34 Hastings Center Report 40 (July-August 2004)