Gene technology could be used to create “designer babies.”
Tag Archives: Science and Genetics
Leading science journals cited ethics in rejecting paper on editing human embryonic genes.
Genes associated with intelligence have high correlation with national IQs.
Neuroanatomical Correlates of the Income-Achievement Gap, Psychological Science
Study of income and brain size does not control for IQ of parents.
DNA of ‘an Entire Nation’ Assessed, BBC News
Scientists draw genetic conclusions about the entire population of Iceland.
MRI measurements are highly correlated with tested IQ.
Researchers find more genes tied to intelligence.
Researchers say genes influence likelihood to commit sex crimes.
How Europeans Evolved White Skin, Science Mag
It may have happened less than 8,000 years ago.
Researchers find correlation, media report causation.
Genes explained 54 percent of variance in injuring a partner.
New York Times Drops Razib Khan, Politico
They found out he had written for unauthorized publications.
The British remain sons of the soil.
Mozart promotes gene activity related to learning and memory.
The Feel-Good Gene, New York Times
Not equally distributed in all races.
Andean population is particularly good at ridding the body of arsenic.
Are Humans Getting Cleverer?, BBC News
Article on the Flynn effect cites Arthur Jensen and Richard Lynn.
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.”