Geneticists unravel some of them mystery of European origins.
Tag Archives: Science and Genetics
Link Found in Genetic Connection Between Modern Europeans and Native Americans, Daily Mail (London)
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.”
American journalists are terrified of racial differences.
The Troublesome Ignorance of Nicholas Wade, Huffington Post
The kind of objections we expected from anthropologists.
Charging into the Minefield of Genes and Racial Difference, New York Times
The Times critiques its longtime science writer’s latest book.
Nicholas Wade discusses the implications of his book.
Genes and Race: The Distant Footfalls of Evidence, Scientific American
Scientific American gives Nicholas Wade a fair shake.
Recent, Copious, and Regional, Radix Journal
Richard Spencer, John Derbyshire, and Jared Taylor talk about A Troublesome Inheritance.
Even controlling for income, blacks are 1.84 times more likely to get the worst kind of breast cancer.
Adapted from A Troublesome Inheritance.
What If Race Is More Than a Social Construct?, Globe and Mail
Nicholas Wade “bravely explores the highly dangerous elephant in the room.”
The Paradox of Racism, Slate
Reviewer calls A Troublesome Inheritance “simultaneously plausible and preposterous.”
Why East and West Don’t See Eye-to-Eye, LiveScience
Individualists grew wheat; conformists grew rice.
“Klotho” gene improves intelligence throughout the life span.