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Helmet, Jersey, Shoulder Pads…Gene Test? by Doug PetSeptember 23rd, 2010The Washington Post reports on a controversial new policy to test athletes for sickle-cell genes.
Sickle cell testing of athletes stirs discrimination fearsby Rob SteinWashington Post September 20th, 2010U.S. universities for the first time are requiring student athletes to submit to testing for sickle cell trait.
Africans have 'child rape gene': Sweden Democratby Peter Vinthagen SimpsonThe LocalSeptember 3rd, 2010A local Sweden Democrat politician, Per T K Wahlberg, claims that black Africans are genetically programmed to rape children.
'Jewish gene' theories make waves in Germany, go unnoticed in Israelby Akiva EldarHaaretzAugust 31st, 2010German politician Thilo Sarrazin and the Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai both believe in 'Jewish genes,' but only Sarrazin is castigated for his belief.
Familial Searching Hits The Spotlightby Osagie ObasogieBiopolitical TimesJuly 14th, 2010Controversial familial searches in forensic DNA databases helped lead to the arrest of a serial killer known as the ‘Grim Sleeper.’
"Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated"Race and Genetics Ten Years After the Human Genome Projectby Osagie K. ObasogieThe Huffington PostJune 18th, 2010Instead of closing the door on the historically misleading notion of race-as-biology, the ten-year-old Human Genome Project has drawn new attention toward biology's role in racial categories.
ASHG Takes on Genetic Ancestry Testsby Osagie K. ObasogieBiopolitical TimesJune 9th, 2010A new white paper by the American Society of Human Genetics raises questions about genetic ancestry tests.
The Crime Spree Continues? by Osagie ObasogieBiopolitical TimesJune 2nd, 2010Despite huge fines levied against Big Pharma, it looks like the criminal behavior of promoting the off-label use of drugs has continued.
Race, Genetics, and Law School Emailsby Osagie ObasogieBiopolitical TimesMay 9th, 2010The blogosphere was recently set ablaze by a leaked email from a third year Harvard Law student who, after a dinner with friends, wrote to clarify his/her position on race, genetics, and intelligence.
When Cultures Collideby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesApril 28th, 2010The lawsuit brought by 41 members of the Havasupai Indian tribe against Arizona State University has implications that go far beyond last week's settlement.
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