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  1. The Case against Biological Realism about Race: From Darwin to the Post-Genomic Era.Koffi N. Maglo - 2011 - Perspectives on Science 19 (4):361-390.
    [T]he races of man are not sufficiently distinct to inhabit the same country without fusion; and the absence of fusion affords the usual and best test of specific distinctiveness.The subspecies is merely a strictly utilitarian classificatory device for the pigeonholing of population samples.Did human evolutionary history lead to a natural division of our species into subspecies, the so-called biological human races? The issue seemed to have been beaten to death during the second half of the 20th century. But the situation (...)
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    Genomics and the Conundrum of Race: Some Epistemic and Ethical Considerations.Koffi N. Maglo - 2010 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 53 (3):357-372.
    The utility of a notion testifies not to its clarity but rather to the philosophic importance of clarifying it. Even mistaken hypotheses and theories are of use in leading to discoveries. This remark is true in all the sciences. The genomic revolution raised hopes that the putative utility of race in biomedicine could be grounded in the view that race has a biological reality and scientific validity (Burchard et al. 2003; Risch et al. 2002). However, the rebuttal of the contention (...)
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    Group-Based and Personalized Care in an Age of Genomic and Evidence-Based Medicine: A Reappraisal.Koffi N. Maglo - 2012 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 55 (1):137-154.
    Individualized care and equality of care remain two imperatives for formulating any scientifically and morally informed public health policy. Yet both continue to be elusive goals, even in the age of genomics, proteomics, and evidence-based medicine. Nonetheless, with the rapid growth and improvement of human biotechnologies, the need to individualize therapies while allocating medical care equally may result partly from our biological constitution. Human beings are all unique, and their biological differences significantly influence variability in disease causation and therapeutic response (...)
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    BiDil in the Clinic: An Interdisciplinary Investigation of Physicians’ Prescription Patterns of a Race-Based Therapy.Koffi N. Maglo, Jack Rubinstein, Bin Huang & Richard F. Ittenbach - 2014 - AJOB Empirical Bioethics 5 (4):37-52.
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