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Tag Archives: Science and Genetics
Those with two copies of the variant are 80 percent less likely to get breast cancer.
You can help fund useful research on intelligence.
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.
8,000-Year-Old Mutation Key to Human Life at High Altitudes, Medical Xpress
A single base pair mutation adjusts red blood cell production in Tibetans.
Geneticists Decry Book on Race and Evolution, Science Mag
The guardians of orthodoxy are angry.
What Do Great Musicians Have in Common? DNA, Scientific American
The more they practice, the more their genes make a difference.
Brainwash: Race, YouTube
Norwegian documentary explores racial differences in ability.
Lincoln read an 1854 book called Types of Mankind.
Researchers say the cause may not be genetic.
What’s Going on at Scientific American?, Washington Post
Writer who gave a good review of A Troublesome Inheritance is fired.
“The greater a nation’s genetic distance from Denmark, the lower the reported wellbeing of that nation.”
Friends Have Closer DNA Than Strangers, Scientists Find, Telegraph (London)
As close as fourth cousins, on average.
Chimpanzee Intelligence Depends on Genes, Eurek Alert
Chimp intelligence testing is not complicated by bad schools or “other sociocultural complexities.”
Same Genes Drive Mathematics and Reading Ability, Science Daily
Study confirms genes account for “most of the differences” in learning ability.
Admixture with Denisovans gave Tibetans a special gene that regulates the number of red blood cells.
Increased absorption of vitamin D may not have been the reason for lighter skin.
Race Has a Biological Basis. Racism Does Not, Wall Street Journal
Nicholas Wade answers his critics.
Worse black outcomes are partly due to genetics.
Mexican Genetics Study Reveals Huge Variation in Ancestry, Medical Xpress
Some groups are as different from each other as Europeans are to Chinese.
Researchers say genes contribute to higher obesity rates in Mexicans.
Black survival rates haven’t improved in 40 years, despite advances in treatment.
Race of the Amish, Takimag
This genetically isolated group has grown from 200 to 200,000.
In Defense of A Troublesome Inheritance, Huffington Post
Nicholas Wade responds to critics.
A Single DNA Tweak Leads to Blond Hair, Medical Xpress
The change coding for blond hair doesn’t appear to affect other traits.
Graduate student tries to rebut New York Times former science editor.
Darwin’s Duel with Descartes, Evolutionary Psychology
Scholarly journal calls A Troublesome Inheritance “courageous but flawed.”
Stretch Genes, New York Review of Books
Reviewer of Wade book: race “is an especially dangerous subject.”