Reading list



Cheung, M. J., Gibbons, H. M., Dragunow, M., & Faull, R. L. M. (2007). Tikanga in the Laboratory: Engaging Safe Practise. MAI Review, (1), 1-7. 

Du Plessis, R., Scott, A., Phillips, H., Cram, F., Tipene-Matua, B., Parsons, M., & Taupo, T. (2004). The social, cultural, ethical and spiritual implications of genetic testing: Preliminary findings (Constructive Conversations/Korero Whakaaetanga Research Report No. 3). Christchurch, New Zealand: Social Science Research Centre, University of Canterbury.
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Hudson, M., Milne, M., Reynolds, P., Russell, K., & Smith, B. (2010). Te Ara Tika - Guidelines for Māori research ethics: A framework for researchers and ethics committee members. Auckland, New Zealand: Health Research Council of New Zealand.

Merriman, T., & Cameron, V. (2006). Risk-taking: behind the warrior gene story. THE NEW ZEALAND MEDICAL JOURNAL. Vol 120 No 1250 ISSN 1175 8716

Tipene-Matua, B., & Wakefield, B. (2007). Establishing a Māori ethical framework for genetic reserach with Māori. In M. Henaghan (Ed.), Genes, society and the future (Vol. 3, pp. 379-422). Wellington, New Zealand: Brookers Ltd.

Tupara, H. (2012). Ethics and health research: Decision making in Aotearoa New Zealand. AJOB Primary Research, 3(4), 40-52.

P. L. Wilcox , J. A. Charity , M. R. Roberts , S. Tauwhare , B. Tipene‐Matua , I. Kereama‐Royal , R. Hunter , H. M. Kani & P. Moke‐Delaney (2008) A values‐based process for cross‐cultural dialogue between scientists and Māori, Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 38:3, 215-227, DOI: 10.1080/03014220809510555

Human genetics

Buckley, HR., Tayles, N., Halcrow, SE., Robb, K.,& Fyfe, R. (2010). The People of the Wairua Bar: a Re-examination. Journal of Pacific Archaeology 1:1.

Guilford, P., Hopkins, J., Harraway, J., McLeod, M., McLeod, N., Harawira, P., Taite, H., Scoular, R., Miller, A., & Reeve, AE. (1998). E-cadherin germline mutations in familial gastric cancer. Nature, Vol 392: 402-405.

Gosling, AL., Matisoo-Smith, E., & Merriman, TR. (2013). Hyperuricaemia in the Pacific: why the elevated serum urate levels? Rheumatology Int.

Gosling, AL, Buckley, HR., Matisoo-Smith, E., & Merriman, T. (2015). Pacific Populations, Metabolic Disease and ‘Just-So Stories’: A Critique of the ‘Thrifty Genotype’ Hypothesis in Oceania. Annals of Human Genetics, 00,1-11.

Knapp, M., Horsburgh, KA., Porst, S., Stanton, JA., Buckley, HR., Walter, RK., & Matisoo-Smith EA. (2012). Complete mitochondrial DNA genome sequences from the first New Zealanders. PNAS 109:45. 
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Manolio, TA. (2013). Bringing genome-wide association findings into clinical use. Natures Review Genetics, vol 14, 549-558.

Manolio et al. (2015). Global implementation of genomic medicine: We are not alone. Science Translational Medicine, Vol 7:290, 1-9.

Matisoo-Smith, EA., & Daugherty, C. Africa to Aotearoa: the longest migration. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 42:2, 87-92.
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Plant genetics

Janick, J. (2013). Development of New World Crops by Indigenous Americans. Hortscience, 48(4): 406-412.

Marshall et al. (2015) A DNA-based diagnostic for differentiating among New Zealand endemic Podocarpus. Tree Genetics & Genomes vol 11:69
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Shepherd LD, de Lange PJ, Cox S, McLenachan PA, Roskruge NR & Lockhart, P (2016) Evidence of a strong domestication bottleneck in the recently cultivated New Zealand endemic root crop, Arthropodium cirratum (Asparagaceae) PLoS ONE 11(3): e0152455 doc10.137/journal.pone.0152455.

Roskruge NR, Marshall CW & Shepherd LD (2011) Determining the identity of New Zealand Kamokamo (Cucurbita pepo, Cucurbitaceae), using mitochondrial DNA and morphological data. Agronomy New Zealand 41:157-166.

Nelson WA, Breitwieser I, Fordyce RE, Bradford-Grieve JM, Penman DR, Roskruge N, Trnski T, Waugh SM, Webb CJ (2015) National taxonomic collections in New Zealand. 2 volumes: report 63 p and appendices 66 p. Wellington, Royal Society of New Zealand.

Boocock, J., Chagné, D., Merriman, T. R., & Black, M. A. (2015). The distribution and impact of common copy-number variation in the genome of the domesticated apple, Malus x domestica Borkh. BMC Genomics, 16(1), 848.


Arbour, L., & Cook, D. (2006). DNA on Loan: Issues to Consider when Carrying Out Genetic Research with Aboriginal Families and Communities. Community Genetics, 9: 153-160.

Taniguchi, N. K. , Taualii, M. , Maddock, J. (2012). A Comparative Analysis of Indigenous Research Guidelines to Inform Genomic Research in Indigenous Communities. The International Indigenous Policy Journal, 3(1).
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Hudson, M., Beaton, A., Milne, M., Port, W., Russell, K., Smith, B., Toki, V., Uerata, L., Wilcox, P. (2016a). He Tangata Kei Tua: Guidelines for Biobanking with Māori. Māori and Indigenous Governance Centre, Hamilton.

Hudson, M., Beaton, A., Milne, M., Port, W., Russell, K., Smith, B., Toki, V., Uerata, L., Wilcox, P. (2016b). Te Mata Ira: Guidelines for Genomic Research with Māori. Māori and Indigenous Governance Centre, Hamilton.

 ‘The Ancestors Speak: Ko‒iwi Tangata, Matauranga Maori and the Development of Biological Anthropology in New Zealand’ p. 637

Katharina Ruckstuhl, Nancy Tayles, Hallie Buckley, Richard Bradley, Roger Fyfe and Matapura Ellison


Cadzow, M., Boocock, J., Nguyen, H. T., & Wilcox, P. (2014). A bioinformatics workflow for detecting signatures of selection in genomic data. Frontiers in Genetics.
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Nguyen, H. T., Merriman, T. R., & Black, M. A. (2014). The CNVrd2 package: measurement of copy number at complex loci using high-throughput sequencing data. Frontiers in Genetics, 5, 248.
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