European geneticists condemn use of testing to establish ‘racial purity’

The use of genetic testing to establish racial origins for political purposes is not only scientifically foolish, but also unethical and should be condemned, the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) said today (Thursday June 14). The society, which promotes research in basic and applied human and medical genetics and ensures high standards in clinical genetic practice, said that the use by a member of parliament from the Hungarian far-right Jobbik party of a genetic test to attempt to prove his ‘ethnic purity’ was ethically unacceptable.

View the original article here: European geneticists condemn use of testing to establish ‘racial purity’ – Science Codex

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