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Podcast: ‘How to argue with a racist’—geneticist Adam Rutherford challenges what he calls ‘pseudoscience’ in genetics and politics

Adam Rutherford explains how to argue with a racist, hunting for the ghosts in the human genome, and recreating the ...
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10 common misconceptions about China’s coronavirus

“There is so much misinformation out there,” said Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., the Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer at NYMC, ...
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Podcast: Francis Galton: Brilliant scientist—and eugenics pioneer. How do we address his racist legacy?

Geneticist Dr Kat Arney explores how Francis Galton's eugenic ideas led directly to some of the 20th century's worst atrocities ...
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White supremacists, milk and an ‘inconvenient truth’ about genetics

Nowhere on the agenda of the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, being held in San Diego...is ...
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Viewpoint: Why consumer DNA tests are more dangerous than you might think

Commercial DNA testing isn’t just harmless entertainment. It’s keeping alive ideas that deserve to die ...
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How human evolution—and racism—could be altered by climate change

Evidence suggests that a warming planet could melt away differences between human races — or population groups, as scientists more ...
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Pursuing artificial intelligence that’s free of bias

As the problems caused by algorithmic bias have bubbled to the surface, experts have proposed all sorts of solutions on how to make ...
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Measuring intelligence and IQ, and the problems that presents

For more than a century, IQ tests have been used to measure IQ. But their use is hotly debated by ...
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23andMe: Alt-right mistaken, DNA tests can’t ‘prove their whiteness’

A trend among members of the ultraconservative 'alt-right' movement is posting genetic test results online to prove their ‘whiteness.” They ...