Genes and Society in the News:
- Harvey Lodish & Nancy Hopkins,“Boston biotech has a woman problem,” Boston Globe, Nov 15, 2017
- Amy Harmon, “The secret to long life? It may lurk in the DNA of the oldest among us,” The New York Times, Nov 13, 2017
- Alicia Martin et al., An unexpectedly complex architecture for skin pigmentation in Africans, BioRxiv; “Fewer than 15 genes have been directly associated with skin pigmentation variation in humans, leading to its characterization as a relatively simple trait. However, by assembling a global survey of quantitative skin pigmentation phenotypes, we demonstrate that pigmentation is more complex than previously assumed with genetic architecture varying by latitude”
- Marilynn Marchione, “AP Exclusive: US scientists try 1st gene editing in the body,” Nov 15, 2017; trying to fix Hunter syndrome
- Alex Pearlman, “Biohackers are using CRISPR on their DNA and we can’t stop it”, New Scientist, Nov 15, 2017
- Gene Editing Technology: Innovation and Impact (Committee hearing video, Nov 14, 2017)
Articles for Discussion:
- Amelia Hubbard. September 2017. The American Biology Teacher. Teaching Race (Bioculturally) Matters: A Visual Approach for College Biology Courses
- Amelia Hubbard. September 2017. The American Biology Teacher. Testing Common Misconceptions about the Nature of Human Racial Variation
- On approaches to teaching about race:
- These were in the same issue of American Biology Teacher as our Dialogues article. Should this be in courses for biology majors, too?
- Discussion about why Question 2: “Are there groups of (biological) traits that collectively can be used to define a racial group?” was more resistant to change.
- Origin of racism in 17th century slave trade v. biological basis for sensing physical difference?