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Tag Archives: Science and Genetics
Americans have the right to know their genetic profiles.
East Asians have between 15 and 30 percent more Neanderthal DNA than Europeans.
Public and Scientists’ Views on Science and Society, Pew Research Center
Americans don’t think a baby’s genes should be altered to increase intelligence.
Your IQ in 13 Genes (Or About 29% of It), Psychological Comments
New study finds more genes that are partly responsible for intelligence.
Britain Authorises ‘Three-Parent’ Babies, Medical Xpress
A second woman would supply healthy mitochondrial DNA.
It will include gene sequencing for a million volunteers.
55,000-year-old skull found in Israel resembles those of the first inhabitants of Europe.
Two Paths, Unz Review
Whites and East Asians evolved different senses of justice.
Determining a suspect’s appearance will no longer require a witness.
Want a beautiful, intelligent, blue-eyed baby? Science could let you choose.
Carriers have an 80 percent chance of heart failure after age 45.
This may allow researchers to develop treatments tailored to blacks.
Criminal behavior has a heritability of 39 to 56 percent in men.
White? Black? A Murky Distinction Grows Still Murkier, New York Times
American with less than 28 percent black ancestry say they are white.
Of those excavated, many have blonde or red hair.
More possibilities for eugenics.
“James Watson is one of the greatest biologists in the history of mankind.”
A fourth of the gene variants were never previously identified.
He was fired from all his corporate board positions and needs the money.
New crimes for a new era.
Our Futile Efforts to Boost Children’s IQ, Bloomberg View
Charles Murray reviews two new studies that show parents have little effect.
First Europeans Weathered the Ice Age, Yahoo! News
36,000-year-old genome gives up its secrets.
Family dinners and bed-time reading don’t raise IQ.
From Ancient DNA, a Clearer Picture of Europeans Today, New York Times
In Central Europe lactose tolerance may have appeared only 3,100 years ago.
Eugenics, the future of genetic research, and academic closemindedness.
Liberals Deny Science, Too, Washington Post
Many sociologists doubt evolutionary underpinnings of human behavior.
What Makes a Criminal? Gene Trawl Raises Questions, Medical Xpress
Scientists find two variants associated with violent crime. At least one varies by race.
Gene variants in Inuits that help digest fats also lead to hypoglycemia.
Those with two copies of the variant are 80 percent less likely to get breast cancer.
Dr. Murray says the “roof is about to crash in” on race deniers.
White lesbian mistakenly gets black sperm. Sues sperm bank.
Tiltfactor Receives NSF Grant, The Dartmouth
$1.1M grant for a video game to “combat stereotype threat.”
Why Is Educational Achievement Heritable?, Medical Xpress
It has to do with more than just intelligence.
This is a step toward race-specific drugs.
Maps portray racial mixtures of blacks, whites, and Hispanics by state.
Affective Empathy, An Evolutionary Mistake?, Unz Review
Whites seem to have more visceral feelings of empathy.
Lethal Violence in Chimps Occurs Naturally, Study Suggests, New York Times
But other scientists blame people for chimp violence.
Asians in America are more likely than whites to get type 2 diabetes.
Link Found in Genetic Connection Between Modern Europeans and Native Americans, Daily Mail (London)
Geneticists unravel some of them mystery of European origins.
Conservatives and liberals may smell different.
Modern humans arrived in Europe earlier than previously thought.
Race affects the progress of the disease.
‘Smart Genes’ Prove Elusive, Nature
Geneticists find three gene variants linked to IQ.
Races differ in fat distribution.
Conservatives have stronger reactions to negative stimuli.
Brain Drain: Are We Evolving Stupidity?, New Scientist
The Flynn effect has probably been masking dysgenic trends.
New Study Offers Clues to Swift Arctic Extinction, New York Times
What killed off the Dorset people?
The Kennewick Man Finally Freed to Share His Secrets, Smithsonian Magazine
Anthropologists battled Indians and the government for the right to study the 9,000-year-old skeleton.
Holding a Mirror to Their Natures, New York Times
Researchers critique one criticism of twins studies.