GRID in the News

GRID research, education, and engagement activities attract national and international attention. You will find us in the news that highlights our work and special events.

Duke Truth Racial Healing and Transformation Campus Center

Duke University is among 10 institutions nationwide selected as sites for new campus centers devoted to racial healing and transformation. Read More

Duke’s GRID Program Sponsors Conversations at State Museum of Natural Sciences

While conversations on race very often have a focus on human differences, a Duke academic program is helping a state museum turn the topic on its head and instead explore how we are so similar. Read More

What is in Your Gene Wallet?

As part of the speaker series for the featured exhibition, “RACE: Are We So Different?” Charmaine Royal led a conversation about DNA testing and race at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. Watch the video on the Science Café’s Event Post

WRAL News special: Race – Are we so different?

As Scientists, historians, young and old talk about race in American society, this WRAL News special presented by Scott Mason and featuring Dr. Joseph Graves approaches race from many directions and asks a question that includes many voices in search of an answer; Race Are We so Different? Watch the video

Genetic Testing Raises New Questions About Race

Frank Stasio host of The State of Things talks with Glen Fisher, financial aid advisor at Durham Technical Community College, who took a DNA ancestry test, and Charmaine Royal, Director of the Duke Center on Genomics, Race, Identity, Difference. Listen to the podcast here.

Moving Beyond Race-Based Drugs

Charmaine Royal and colleagues question the use of race in precision medicine In a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In this perspective piece featured in Duke Today, they tackle race as a common factor in prescribing, and how race has become a shorthand for biology when treating disease.

Racializing Contemporary Clandestine Migration Strategies in Europe

As part of the European Cultural Foundation’s Ideacamp in Botkyrka Sweden, Jayne O. Ifekwunigwe delivered a keynote Ideatalk entitled “When Commoning Strategies Travel.” By placing race at the center of her analysis, she argued for more nuanced policies that recognize how contemporary clandestine migration strategies in Europe are often both communal and improvised. Watch the video or read about it here.