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White Supremacy: The Dark Side of Eugenics

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, I’m relieved that it’s history. But this summer, as I wrapped up the 12th edition, the eugenics coverage took on a frightening new reality. Read More 
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Memo To White Nationalists From a Geneticist: Why White Purity Is A Terrible Idea

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.  Read More 
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I met Cynthia in a van from the airport, headed to the annual meeting of familytreedna, where I was to speak about genetic testing. A beautiful blonde who looked decades younger than her 60 years, she’d led a painful life, with type 1 diabetes since childhood, just like her father, brother,  Read More 
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