Roundtable discussion: “The Promise and Perils of Social and Behavioral Genomics” (Jan. 25)

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Has social genomics fueled the rise of white supremacy in America? How has genetic evidence played a role in events such as the 2022 Buffalo mass shooting and extremist violence? How has the incomplete reckoning of the history of scientific racism and eugenics in genetics/genomics led to harmful ideologies and compromised scientific integrity? Now more than ever, scientists and scholars must understand these connections to safeguard human health and safety.

Join the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) on Jan. 25, 2023 from 1 - 4 p.m. ET in a lively discussion of social and behavioral genetics and genomics, its benefits, limitations and potential for misuse. Panelists will discuss strategies for scientists to combat misinformation, disinformation and misuse of scientific findings; and answer audience questions.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Further details (including registration) can be found on the NHGRI website:


Nicola Sugden, PhD

Associate Historian


Engagement Methods Unit

Social and Behavioral Research Branch

National Human Genome Research Institute