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Kostia and Michael

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1352 years ago

ACE2 gene is putative receptor for the novel coronavirus. This study looked at allele frequencies of ACE2 coding variants among different populations. Possibility for disease severity differences among populations.

51 years ago

article in Nature (shared by Shelly), about confronting the biases in our own education practices:
Want to do better science? Admit you’re not objective

“…it was not the university’s [UCL] biologists, but its humanities scholars — including curator Subhadra Das and historian Joe Cain — who forced their workplace to confront a sordid history that some geneticists had been willing to overlook.”
“The best research is done not when we pretend that we are perfectly objective, but when we acknowledge that we are not. “