Posted on November 18, 2008

In DNA Era, New Worries About Prejudice

Amy Harmon, New York Times, November 11, 2007


Scientists, for instance, have recently identified small changes in DNA that account for the pale skin of Europeans, the tendency of Asians to sweat less and West Africans’ resistance to certain diseases.

At the same time, genetic information is slipping out of the laboratory and into everyday life, carrying with it the inescapable message that people of different races have different DNA.