Anthropology, Genetic Diversity, and Ethics 
A workshop at the Center for Twentieth Century Studies  
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee  
Session notes written by Trudy Turner. 
Morris Foster
[Participant Information]

In genetic studies individuals and families are not named.  Why not stop naming populations? 

Populations are not incidentally named.  Naming allows comparisons of social identity and genetic findings.  The only reason to name a population is if it is directly relevant tot he genetic findings.  Not naming a population avoids the issue of lack of fit with the social group/biologiecal deme.
Foster suggests that not naming the group should be the default option.  Even if a study is linked to others, confidentiality can be maintained.