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Tag Archives: Science and Genetics
Study Finds Genetic Link Between Height and IQ, Medical Xpress
Tall people are smarter on average.
White children think black children experience less pain.
Mixed breeds are subject to more diseases.
Your Fate? Thank Your Ancestors, New York Times
Large study of surnames finds that, because of genes, “large-scale, rapid social mobility is impossible to legislate.”
Some ancestors of the 12,600-year-old Montana skeleton probably lived in present-day Germany.
Small differences in genes can have profound biological–and political–consequences.
The Doctrine of Academic Freedom, The Crimson
Harvard senior thinks “academic freedom” should be abandoned in favor of “academic justice.”
Science is making racial reality undeniable.
The oldest genome found in the New World is ancestor to 80 percent of American Indians.
Fascinating map explains genetic consequences of historic events.
Scientists Identify Gene Linking Brain Structure to Intelligence, King's College London
They say it accounts for 0.5 percent of total variation in intelligence.
Males and Females Differ in Specific Brain Structures, Medical Xpress
Are some taboos beginning to fall?
Genes from two groups help Tibetans survive at high altitudes.
The method is already being used to screen for genetic diseases.
Europeans Returned to Africa 3,000 Years Ago, Tribal DNA Reveals, Daily Mail (London)
There is some Spanish and Italian admixture in isolated East African tribes.
Right on Target: New Era of Fast Genetic Engineering, New Scientist
“If we ever do decide to genetically modify people, this is the tool to do it with.”
The Little Bit of Neanderthal in All of Us, New York Times
Some Neanderthal genes affecting skin and hair are common in non-Africans.
Light skin may have spread later than we think.
Bacterium strain is more likely to cause cancer if it evolved in a different region than the human host.
We hope to see you in Nashville this April.
So is adult aggression.
Is this why blacks in temperate climes have high blood pressure?
Chinese Firm’s Bid to Allow Parents to Pick Their Smartest Embryos, Daily Mail (London)
This is not controversial in China.
Study finds genes associated with intelligence vary by race.
Genes associated with intelligence are also linked to latitude.
Identical Twins Need Never Be Tried for Same Crime After DNA Breakthrough, Telegraph (London)
There are detectable differences in their DNA.
Girls Really Do Mature Quicker Than Boys, Scientists Find, Telegraph (London)
Adolescent brain reorganization takes place up to 10 years earlier in girls.
Whites share a gene mutation for light skin with some Middle Easterners and Indians.
Amerindians and Hispanics are most likely to have the variant.
Nicholas Wade’s book–to be released in May–is sure to cause a huge stink.
Black women have slower metabolisms.
Which Races Produce More Bullies?, Special to AR News
A British study has some surprises.
A Formula for Happiness, New York Times
Conservative women are the happiest people. Liberal men are the unhappiest.
Twins Study Confirms Genetic Role in Political Belief, Medical Xpress
Skeptics of previous studies were probably genetically-predisposed to emphasize environment.
New study of 5,500 pairs of twins confirms what we already knew.
. . . where the President picks up The Sports Gene.
Income, IQ, and Effort, American Thinker
London’s mayor dared suggest IQ has something to do with success.
New schemes to change human nature.
Danish Government Tries to Censor Science it Doesn’t Like, Special to AR News
What you can do to help.
Is That White Supremacist Part Black?, Discover Magazine
It’s unlikely: few white Americans have black ancestry and the ones who do have very little.
Political Colour Is Half Genetic, Science Nordic
Study of 12,000 twin pairs finds political affiliations are 60 percent heritable.
“We may need to consider our patient’s race when using certain heart disease therapies.”
When We Trust Someone, We Imagine They Look like Us, Says New Study, Daily Mail (London)
Whether we trust someone can change our perception of his appearance.
Hearing: Violence Epidemic Linked to Bad Diet, News 8 (Hartford)
City is only 84 percent non-white, but NIH blames junk food.
Response to “Walk out on Charles Murray”, Duke Chronicle
Visiting professor defends research on group differences.
He asks: “Are we prepared to select out the imperfect among us?”