After taking a DNA test on a whim, author Dani Shapiro discovered that her beloved late father had not been, in fact, her biological parent. She had been conceived using a sperm donor, and as was common at the time, the real story of her conception was kept secret

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Michael Joyner and Nigel Paneth argue that we need fewer promises and more debate

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Geneticists have begun using old bones to make sweeping claims about the distant past. But their revisions to the human story are making some scholars of prehistory uneasy

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In a recent documentary, the geneticist doubled down on comments he made a decade ago, then apologized for, regarding race, genetics and intelligence

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Science With Borders

January 14, 2019

A debate over genetic sequences and national rights threatens to inhibit research

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Dani Shapiro writes, “One evening in the winter of 2016, my husband mentioned that he was sending away for one of those commercial DNA-testing kits. He asked if I wanted him to order me one as well. I could easily have said no…”

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The Nobel-winning biologist has drawn global criticism with unfounded pronouncements on genetics, race and intelligence. He still thinks he’s right, a new documentary finds

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A collaboration between geneticists and an artist invites us through the looking glass into a speculative future, finds Anna Kriebs

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