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Tag Archives: Science and Genetics
‘Grit’ Adds Little to Prediction of Academic Achievement, Medical Xpress
Education’s latest silver bullet is a blank.
An entire haplogroup disappeared from Europe.
Removing Race from Human Genetic Research, Medical Xpress
New paper claims that “racial classifications do not makes sense in terms of genetics.”
Scientists find gene variants related to being taller, healthier, and smarter.
Along with a new explanation saying race is a myth.
The Disease Theory of Xenophobia, The Atlantic
Our “behavioral immune system” may make us wary of foreigners.
But they wouldn’t be allowed to live more than 14 days.
Your Neanderthal DNA May Help You Fight Disease, and Give You Allergies, Los Angeles Times
Modern Eurasians kept the best genes from Neanderthals.
Ancient Irish Genome Reveals a Massive Migration from the East, Washington Post
4,000 years ago, migration brought blue eyes to Ireland.
Those who study biology and crime are accused of “racist scholarship.”
Are There Genes for Intelligence—And Is It Racist to Ask?, National Geographic
Cap: As usual, liberals are afraid of the truth.
Gene “networks” may be governed by a common “master switch.”
Breitbart dethrones liberals’ favorite scientist.
2 Critiques of Federally Funded Medical Research: Not Enough Diversity, Not Enough Trials, Chronicle of Higher Education
Why is diversity necessary if race is a “social construct”?
You may be able to determine a person’s race by the mites on his skin.
Or it won’t be foolproof, at least.
Some want a temporary ban on the technology.
This Week, World Summit on Altering Human Genes Explores Ethical Limits, Scientific American
Scientists from 20 countries are gathering to discuss gene editing.
Agriculture Linked to DNA Changes in Ancient Europe, New York Times
Researchers have tracked evolutionary changes in lactose tolerance and skin color.
Researchers uncovered 14th century remains with signs of the disease.
In a Tooth, DNA From Some Very Old Cousins, the Denisovans, New York Times
Researchers sequence 110,000-year-old DNA.
Company says pre-pregnancy tests could become as common as ultrasound.
Opposites do not attract.
Teeth from China Reveal an Early Human Trek out of Africa, Scientific American
Oxford archaeologist says, “This is stunning, it’s major league.”
Disrupting the brain area that detects threats reduces concern about immigration.
Larger Brains Do Not Lead to High IQs, Medical Xpress
But there is a “robust but weak association” between the two.
It’s the first ancient-African genome to be sequenced.
Maier ’17: The White Privilege of Cows, Brown Daily Herald
Editors at student newspaper denounce column on evolution and human difference.
“Immigration to my country harms me, it harms my family, it harms my people.”
Young black patients have double the white rate of recurrence.
Blacks have about five percent more ridge splits than whites.
Study Finds Racial, Ethnic Differences in Fetal Growth, Medical Xpress
About 15 percent of non-white fetuses are wrongly classified as underweight.
Smart people may have better communication between parts of the brain.
Some fear the research will lead to eugenics.
Study finds strong links between intelligence-associated genes and national IQ.
At most ages, blacks are about three years older biologically than whites.
Altered Protein Makes Mice Smarter, Science News
Only a single gene is modified.
Modafinil improves thinking.
DNA finally proves it.
Genetically Inclined to Learn, Inside Higher Ed
Researchers find a causal relationship between genes and education level.
Northern Japanese are smarter, taller, and lighter-skinned.
The alleles they don’t have are as important as the ones they do have.
The Association Between Intelligence and Lifespan Is Mostly Genetic, International Journal of Epidemiology
It genes, not lifestyle, that make smart people live longer.
Some mature faster than others.
The Life History Approach to Human Differences, Ulster Institute
New book is a tribute to J. Philippe Rushton.
Study of 12,500 twins finds academic performance is between 54 and 65 percent heritable.
They pulled ahead in the last few centuries.
Drug companies seek cures in the DNA of people with rare genetic mutations.