DNA is not just a brief marker of identity. It is a powerful tool that belongs to the person it has encoded. It is therefore not at all a reasonable thing for the police, or any other government agency, to seize, to hold and to use in perpetuity. [...]
Is there a reason not to think of human beings as communities of organisms with multiple genetic lineages? [...]
PawPaw writes to us today with helpful scientific information about Barack Obama:
He is 50% white, 44% Arab and 6% Black.
I wasn’t sure at first whether to believe PawPaw or not, because he didn’t include any documentation of this claim or any links to such documentation. Those are pretty specific numbers, too: 44% Arab, [...]
S. 422, a bill introduced by Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan earlier this month, has a companion in the House, Lois Capps‘ H.R. 1032. It takes the short title of the “HEART for Women Act of 2009,” with HEART being an acronym for “Heart Disease Education, Analysis Research, and Treatment.” Its longer title: “A bill [...]
America’s children cannot afford to have a person a step away from being President of the United States who believes that she can put on the identity of a scientific expert like a Halloween costume, or like an outfit bought for her at Saks Fifth Avenue. [...]
John McCain, recycling an old campaign line, just complained about earmarks to fund research on the DNA of Grizzly Bears.
John McCain voted in favor of funding that research.
McCain against McCain.