Article ID: CBB742930645

GenomeAsia100K: Singapore Builds National Science with Asian DNA (2021)

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Most large population-based genomic studies have, until now, mainly focused on European ancestral populations. The Singapore-based GenomeAsia100K (GA100K) Consortium aims to address this bias by targeting major Asian populations and generating reference genomes for various ethnic groups. GA100K is also studying historical population migrations and providing bioinformatic tools that may help tackle diseases among Asia’s multi-ethnic populations. These project goals transcend national boundaries, national genome projects, localized national science, and medicine. Rather, GA100K leverages the strategic location of Singapore as a regional nexus to advance science and technology within Singapore. GA100K is thus symptomatic of the Singaporean nation-state’s ambition to be a knowledge-based economy and a regional biomedical hub. This article thus speaks to literature in STS that deals with the interface and entanglements of human tissue biobanks, human genome projects, and national development.

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Authors & Contributors
Ong, Aihwa
Hyun, Jaehwan
deVries, Karen
Cech, Erin A.
Natali Valdez
Manoj Vimal
Journals
East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal
Science, Technology, and Human Values
Mefisto: Rivista di medicina, filosofia, storia
Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Social Studies of Science
Publishers
Duke University Press
University of Pennsylvania
Concepts
Science and technology studies (STS)
Genomics
Ethnicity
Medicine
Science and politics
Population genetics
Time Periods
21st century
20th century, late
20th century
Places
Singapore
United States
China
Asia
South Korea
East Asia
Institutions
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Society for the History of Technology
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