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« In Newsweek | Main | Immigration, On the Spot »

June 09, 2005

Genes

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

A medical doctor involved in research who I happened to talk with the other day told me that we're entering a fascinating but dicey time in medicine. Fascinating because treatments are emerging that are helpful for people of one race but not helpful for people of other races. Dicey because, for these treatments to become viable, various elites and establishments will have to wrestle with the idea that some distinctions between races really do exist -- and on fairly deep, indeed biological, levels. Talk about the ultimate challenge to Political Correctness!

Logical Meme reviews some of what science knows about biological differences between races.

I assume visitors have followed the news about the Cochran-Harpending-Hardy research suggesting that there may be genetic links between brainpower and certain diseases in Ashkenazi Jews. If not, Steve Sailer and GNXP will bring you up to date. Steve's Vdare article does a terrific job of summing up the story, as well as its ramifications.

Congrats to Razib & Co., by the way: GNXP just turned the ripe old blog-age of three. I've learned a lot from hanging around the rowdy brainiacs at GNXP.

Best,

Michael

posted by Michael at June 9, 2005




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