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DNA Advances Fuel Racism Fears


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

Eduardo
- 4143 days ago - postchronicle.com
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.



   

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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.

 
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