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NLM Special Lecture: Gender, Race and Power in Science

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Air date: Thursday, October 31, 2019, 10:00:00 AM
Time displayed is Eastern Time, Washington DC Local
Views: Total views: 624, (466 Live, 158 On-demand)
Category: History of Medicine
Runtime: 01:01:04
Description: National Library of Medicine

Angela Saini, British science journalist, broadcaster, and author, will present a lecture on “Gender, Race, and Power in Science”. Saini has a master’s degree in engineering from Oxford University and is a former MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow. She has written for The Guardian, New Scientist, Wired, and Science, and she regularly presents science programs on the BBC.

Saini will explore how prejudice can affect scientific research on race and gender and will describe her efforts to uncover manipulation of evidence, abuse, and wrongdoing by those in power. She will also address the inadvertent and inappropriate use of race by mainstream scientific researchers in health and genetics. Drawing from themes in her two most recent books, “Superior: The Return of Race Science” and “Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong”, she will show why researchers need to be careful not to conflate social gender and racial disparities with biological differences.
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Author: Angela Saini, British Science Journalist, Broadcaster and Author
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