Researchers have tracked evolutionary changes in lactose tolerance and skin color.
Tag Archives: Science and Genetics
Agriculture Linked to DNA Changes in Ancient Europe, New York Times
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.
Researchers discern race by brain shape.
British Pakis: 3 percent of births; 30 percent of genetic disease.
Men are over-represented at the extreme ends of the bell curve.
And those genes differ by race.
Dolezal’s Delusion, USA Today
Race is not a mere “social construct.”
Early Europeans Interbred with Neanderthals, Yahoo! News
Homo Sap and Neanderthal were interbreeding for at least 10,000 years.
He was an Indian despite the shape of his skull.
The Anti-Science Left, Real Clear Politics
John Stossel says liberals are afraid of race differences in IQ.
“Racists” in study could say they have no Arab ancestry.
When Modern Eurasia Was Born, Phys Org
Study tries to answer whether it was a migration of people or ideas that created civilization.
Researchers may be able to develop treatment tailored for those with Mayan genes.
CRISPR, the Disruptor, Nature
New gene-editing technique is “turning everything on its head.”
Gene technology could be used to create “designer babies.”
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.