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Why GMOs are great and why they should be labeled

Keith Kloor | 
Earlier this week, I was dismissive of the GMO labeling movement in a way that didn’t do justice to its core concerns. I wrote: Like ...

Transgenic crops cut toxins, boost ecosystem

Andrew Curry | 
Environmentalists who are skeptical about genetically modified crops should think again, judging from a study published last June. Researchers reported in ...

Using your 23andMe data: How inbred are you?

Razib Khan | 
South Asian populations exhibit a lot of between population genetic distance, and not simply as a function of geography. But ...

Buyer beware in ancestry testing!

Over at Genomes Unzipped Vincent Plagnol has put up a post, Exaggerations and errors in the promotion of genetic ancestry testing, which to ...
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We don’t know why Ethiopians breathe easy

Most people are aware that altitude imposes constraints on individual performance and function. Much of this is flexible; athletes who ...
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How accurate is 23andMe?

My initial inclination in this post was to discuss a recent ordering snafu which resulted in many of my friends ...
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Harvard’s Richard Lewontin mangles population genetics review

Discover's blogger Razib Khan's dissects Harvard evolutionary biologist Richard Lewontin's biologically troublesome take-down of two books on "Jewish genetics". Lewontin ...

Political leanings and Prop 37: Do they correlate?

Razib Khan | 
San Francisco supported Proposition 37!Discover Magazine (blog)A few weeks ago I alluded to the controversy around proposition 37. This was ...

Science versus values in personal genomics for children

When it comes to what a child should know I tend to disagree with the consensus among genetic counselors. It ...

Many complex diseases may simply be side-effects of adaptation

A recent paper identified Dozens of new Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBD) genes, but can they predict disease? The short answer ...

Humans are at least 8% virus

In the comments below there is a lot of talk about the worry of transferring gene X from organism 1 ...
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Sloppy anti-GMO journalism goes viral

Keith Kloor | 
Keith Floor, who thoroughly deconstructed the uncritical reporting that accompanied the release of the now widely discredited Seralini GM maize ...

Under controlled: Why the new GMO panic is more sensational than sense

A new toxicology study states that rats eating genetically modified food and the weedkiller Roundup develop huge tumors and die ...

The Bushmen tell us a lot about human evolution and genetics

Steve Sabol | 
When it comes to the human genetics of the Khoe-San there’s a little that’s stale and unoriginal for me in ...

Prenatal information: Ecstasy or agony?

Slate reposts a piece from New Scientist, Do You Really Want To Know Your Baby’s Genetics? It is arranged as ...

Pedophilia: Is it genetic?

Gawker published a piece on the neurological problems which might result in pedophilia, and naturally a lot of shock and ...

Not all genes are created the same

The map to the right shows the frequencies of HGDP populations on SLC45A2, which is a locus that has been ...

Human-assisted evolution to help animals survive a human-dominated age

UK-based photographer Vincent Fournier collaborated with scientists to create his digitally enhanced photographs of genetically modified animals better suited to ...
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Are Ethiopians descended from the Queen of Sheba?

Razib Khan | 
Razib Khan of Discover Magazine’s Gene Expression blog, challenges the facile reporting in a slew of articles based on an ...

Genes are overrated, genetics is underrated

A few days ago Nathaniel Comfort pointed me to this post, Genetic determinism round-up. If you are curious go read ...

Abraham’s genetic threads- Jewish genes

From looking at these patterns of relatedness the authors infer that despite the genetic variation in the modern Jewry, most ...
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Suicides in India over GM crops: How false anti-GM story took root

Keith Kloor | 
That indebted Indian farmers have taken their own lives in horribly high numbers is true. But it’s a complex story ...