Articles written specifically for the GLP or the articles that are reposted from other sources (sometimes in modified form) with permission list the source as Genetic Literacy Project. Excerpted articles list the original media outlet as the source. Excerpts are posted under guidelines for Fair Use and Creative Commons for educational nonprofits (501c3). The GLP’s Fair Use policy for posting excerpts and using images is explained here.
race equity illustration

Debating the prickly notion of identity: It’s different depending on your ideology

Genetic Literacy Project | 
In 2020, much of the public discussion of social issues revolves around notions of identity. Ideas about race, reformulations of ...
5-16-2019 crop darwin evolution

Why conservatives should embrace evolution ‘as a jewel’ of modern Western civilization

It is a crowning achievement of Western civilization and a rejoinder to the modern myths of the Left ...
ED REQ DNAtestkits x

Finding ‘surprising and novel’ applications for consumer genomics

Genome Biology | 
With more than 10 million genotyped customers, the consumer genomics industry is maturing and becoming a mainstream phenomenon. At last, ...
fd cebf a

China’s cultural revolution: Why widespread personal gene sequencing may be inevitable

Blog | 
[Editor's note: Razib Khan is a PhD candidate in genetics at the University of California-Davis.] If you’ve been hiding under a ...
Origins of Ashkenazi Jewry clearer once more genetic information examined

Origins of Ashkenazi Jewry clearer once more genetic information examined

Unz Review | 
["]The Ashkenazi Jewish (AJ) population is important in medical genetics due to its high rate of Mendelian disorders and other ...
team usa

End sex segregation in sport competitions? That denies genetic facts

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

Biologists divided over what is a ‘species’

Unz Review | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Many types of biologists ...

How will rise of genetic engineering transform our future?

Genetics Society of America | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  If the story of ...

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

Unz Review | 
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?

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

Dolezal delusion: Scientists challenge claim there’s no biological basis to racial differences

USA Today | 
The saga of Rachel Dolezal, who recently resigned as president of the Spokane, Wash., chapter of the NAACP after it ...

Who did modern Asian and European populations evolve from?

Unz Review | 
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?

Unz Review | 
When it comes to questions of demographic change genetic insights are key, and present data in a way that allows ...
family tree

Are humans genetically unique?

Unz Review | 
A new paper in Science reports high (20-40 percent) derived frequencies for an allele which seems correlated with higher rates of ...

Genghis Khan’s Legacy: Male Y chromosome tells tale of genetic and cultural evolution

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

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

Unz Review | 
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

Unz Review | 
One of the often overlooked historical oddities in the development of the environmental movement in the United States was its ...
india rape protest x

In India, a form of eugenics that people might embrace

Unz Review | 
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?

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

How should parents deal with preimplantation genetic information?

Unz Review | 
In the following post at Patheos the author reflects on the fact that her teenage daughter inherited her genetic condition, a predisposition ...
Screen Shot at AM

Why some ancestry might not show up in your DNA

Unz Review | 
Most Americans with colonial stock in their family could probably trace at least one genealogical line back to a Native ...

Speciation is a human construct, sometimes genetics often don’t overlap

Unz Review | 
Scientific taxonomy is only a rough and approximate mapping of the reality of natural history and evolutionary genetics, which it ...

On earwax, body odor and culture: A genetic explanation

Unz Review | 
When I was in college a Korean American friend confided to me that his roommate had an issue. He had ...

Estimates that 10% of fathers are duped about paternity is wrong; Probably more like 1 to 3%

Unz Review | 
As I have stated before one of the strangest things to me is the ‘urban myth’ among many biologists that ...

Population size may be clue to why Neanderthals suffered and Neo-African humans survived

Unz Review | 
A new paper in PNAS, Patterns of coding variation in the complete exomes of three Neandertals, reiterates what seems to ...
image small

Taboo: The left’s problem with genetics of race and sex and human differences

Unz Review | 
Hard-wired differences among groups is one of the most controversial subjects in society, whether we are discussing race or sex ...

Measuring genetic distance is harder than you’d think

Unz Review | 
You've probably heard or read that most genetic variation is within, not between races. This assertion has led, in my ...
Holly Gramazio

Human Genome Diversity Project preserves detailed info of isolated population groups

Unz Review | 
The recent "Genetic Atlas of Human Admixture History" shines a light on the useful, unique, and publicly available Human Genome ...
glp menu logo outlined

Newsletter Subscription

* indicates required
Email Lists