Start A Petition

DNA Advances Fuel Racism Fears

Science & Tech  (tags: DNA, genetics, genes, racism, humans )

- 4143 days ago -
New developments in genetics are advancing medicine, but some scientists and advocates fear they could be misinterpreted as support for racist theories. Though about 99 percent of DNA is identical, the remaining 1 percent is not.


We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.


Eduardo L (101)
Monday November 12, 2007, 7:29 pm
But in the blogosphere and elsewhere, research has been misinterpreted to support theories about the difference between races that were subscribed to by Nazis, oppressive colonial regimes and others, the Times reported.

In particular, those theories attribute non-physical differences between races, such as temperament, intelligence and social status, to genetics.

Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story

Loading Noted By...Please Wait


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Science & Tech

Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.