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Genetic Purity Tests for Politiciansby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesJune 14th, 2012A Hungarian member of parliament has a certificate stating that his genetic ancestry is neither Jewish nor Roma, which set off a storm of protest.
Genome Test Slammed for Assessing ‘Racial Purity’by Alison AbbottNatureJune 12th, 2012Hungary’s Medical Research Council has asked public prosecutors to investigate a genetic-diagnostic company that certified that a member of parliament did not have Roma or Jewish heritage.
Ancestry Testing Goes for Pinpoint Accuracyby Ewen CallawayNatureJune 6th, 2012Commercial ancestry testing is now taking advantage of whole-genome scans, providing more accuracy, though a still imperfect picture of geographical origins.
Race Under the Microscope: A New Video by the Center for Genetics and Societyby Emily BeitiksBiopolitical TimesMay 31st, 2012A new video by the Center for Genetics and Society explores how genetic research and its commercial by-products are reviving harmful and false assumptions about race.
DNA Study Seeks Origin of Appalachia's Melungeonsby Travis LollerAssociated PressMay 24th, 2012Varied claims have been made about the origins of a group of dark-skinned Appalachian residents. Some thought they originally came from Portugal, but a new DNA study shows a different story.
Race Under the Microscope: Biological Misunderstandings of Raceby Center for Genetics and SocietyMay 24th, 2012A CGS video explains how new genetic technologies are reviving old myths about biological race and perpetuating social inequality.
Eggs From a Different Perspectiveby Osagie ObasogieBiopolitical TimesMay 17th, 2012Mainstream coverage of egg freezing fails to bring a diversity of perspectives into the conversation.
NC Bill Supports Compensation for Eugenics Victimsby Martha WagoonerNew ObserverMay 16th, 2012Victims of North Carolina's decades-long forced sterilization program would receive $50,000 each under a bill filed Wednesday that would make the state the first to compensate people who lost their child-bearing abilities under the once-common practice.
Island's Genetic Quirk: Dark Skin, Blond Hairby Sindyan N. BhanooNew York TimesMay 3rd, 2012A new scientific finding in the Solomon Islands helps problematize the notion of biological race.
$10.3 Million for Eugenics Compensation by Herbert L. WhiteCharlotte PostApril 25th, 2012North Caroliona Governor Bev Perdue’s proposed budget will include $10.3 million for people involuntarily sterilized by the state.
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