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Viewpoint: What it means for the world to have a collective IQ of 82

James Thompson | 
David Becker has released a new version of the World’s IQ. Each country has a score showing the cognitive abilities ...
Origins of Ashkenazi Jewry clearer once more genetic information examined

Origins of Ashkenazi Jewry clearer once more genetic information examined

Razib Khan | 
["]The Ashkenazi Jewish (AJ) population is important in medical genetics due to its high rate of Mendelian disorders and other ...
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End sex segregation in sport competitions? That denies genetic facts

Razib Khan | 
From New York Times: What if, in some dystopian swim universe, [ace swimmer Katie] Ledecky was told that...she would have ...

How will human germline modification drive future of reproduction?

Jim Daniel | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Human germline engineering (HGE) ...
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Can genes explain racial and gender IQ gaps?

Chanda Chisala | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The different racial groups ...

We already live in world with eugenics

Fred Reed | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Mention of eugenics inevitably ...
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Does biology debunk ‘social construct’ view of race?

Peter Frost | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. What sort of ideas ...

Biologists divided over what is a ‘species’

Razib Khan | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Many types of biologists ...
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Are religious convictions heritable?

Peter Frost | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Religiosity is moderately heritable—25 ...
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Why blacks sleep less: Race or racism?

Peter Frost | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. African Americans sleep on ...

Why are some societies polygamous, others monogamous?

Peter Frost | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Humans differ in paternal ...

Are Europeans genetically predisposed towards empathy?

Peter Frost | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  One of my interests ...
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Skin color didn’t always designate race or ethnicity

Peter Frost | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Mention the term ‘skin ...

White skin evolved only recently, in several distinct human populations

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. If you read Nell ...

Earliest Americans looked European, but genes tell more complicated story

Peter Frost | 
Before the Europeans came, the Americas were settled by three waves of people from northeast Asia: the oldest wave beginning ...

Genophobia, an intution like Creationism, can be overcome by science

Razib Khan | 
Over at Slate Will Saletan has a very long piece Unhealthy Fixation: The war against genetically modified organisms is full ...

How did modern humans dominate Europe?

Razib Khan | 
First Peoples: Europe came and went. I watched it. In case you didn’t see it there was a big reveal: archaeologists in ...

African immigrant blacks do better on IQ tests than other blacks, some whites

Chanda Chisala | 
The fact that black immigrants to the United States have shown achievements that are superior to native black Americans has ...

Is pre-puberty too young to consider sex reassignment therapy?

Peter Frost | 
Gender confusion, known medically as gender identity disorder, affects children of both sexes but boys much more so, at least ...

Who did modern Asian and European populations evolve from?

Razib Khan | 
Modern Europeans can be thought of as compounds. The first element are a set of populations which descend from, or ...

Can genetics shed light on history?

Razib Khan | 
When it comes to questions of demographic change genetic insights are key, and present data in a way that allows ...
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Are humans genetically unique?

Razib Khan | 
A new paper in Science reports high (20-40 percent) derived frequencies for an allele which seems correlated with higher rates of ...
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Genghis Khan’s Legacy: Male Y chromosome tells tale of genetic and cultural evolution

Razib Khan | 
I do like to suggest that the genetic and archaeological record support the conjecture of Conan the Barbarian in terms ...

What’s the average IQ in developing countries, and what impacts it?

Anatoly Karlin | 
In a new paper at the (conveniently open) journal The Winnower (h/t @whyvert), building on his earlier work, geneticist Davide ...

Does it make sense to sequence the genome of all new born babies?

Razib Khan | 
This is coming, Genome Sequencing in Babies to Begin as Part of Study, with high risk cases first: "Stephen F ...

Environmentalists fumble concerns over ‘racial mixing’ and biodiversity

Razib Khan | 
One of the often overlooked historical oddities in the development of the environmental movement in the United States was its ...
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In India, a form of eugenics that people might embrace

Razib Khan | 
The term “eugenics” has very negative connotations today. Nevertheless, in some ways society is moving in a direction which results ...

Did the Khoisans’ ancestors once rule the earth?

Razib Khan | 
It is common for strong results from population genetics to be confused when it is translated for public consumption. The ...