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Genetic Linkage

White Supremacy: The Dark Side of Eugenics

September 26, 2017

Tags: white nationalists, white supremacists, Science Trends, ancestry testing

Charlottesville, August 12, 2017
Whenever I work on a new edition of my human genetics textbook and reach the section on eugenics, at the end of an evolution chapter, Iím relieved that itís history. But this summer, as I wrapped up the 12th edition, the eugenics coverage took on a frightening new reality. (more…)

Memo To White Nationalists From a Geneticist: Why White Purity Is A Terrible Idea

September 1, 2017

Tags: white nationalists, white supremacists, Science Trends, ancestry testing

In response to media items about white nationalists disappointed in their DNA ancestry testing results, I read the paper on which the reports were based, and wrote "Memo To White Nationalists From A Geneticist: Why White Purity Is A Terrible Idea," for a new website, Science Trends. The post is here.

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Project to engage students in helping families with rare genetic diseases
Book Club Reader's Guide
Many challenging questions to stimulate thought and discussion.
Instructor's Guide
38 discussion questions to get students thinking and talking about gene therapy, including the science, ethical issues, and the drug approval process.
Narrative science
The Forever Fix is the uplifting true story of 8-year-old Corey Haas, who was cured of hereditary blindness just 4 days after gene therapy.
College Textbooks
A spectacularly-illustrated, clearly written human anatomy and physiology textbook, used in pre-health profession programs throughout the U.S.
A highly engaging, clearly written, beautifully illustrated introduction to the science of human genetics for the non-scientist. Now in its 11th edition, 12th to be published in September 2018.
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An ideal starting point for anyone who wants to know more about genes, DNA, genomes, and the genetic ties that bind us all.

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