Dr. Watson has said he will make his entire genome available for researchers to study, with the single exception of his apolipoprotein E gene, the status of which he does not wish to know because it predisposes a person toward Alzheimer?s disease.won’t they be able to guess via LD and hapmap?
This is most certainly a landmark event in the history of biotechnology!
I, of course, welcome this! Such an advance is necessary for the fruition of the new eugenics! I am especially excited with embryo selection as described by Richard Lynn in Eugenics.
I am quite disappointed with one aspect of embryo selection; it is only able to increase intelligence by 2/3 – 1 standard deviation unit per generation. This is way too small as it will be unable to close the black-white intelligence gap. Unfortunately, it would take many generations to extricate humanity from the morass of low intelligence. I am curious, though, I think one hundred embryos are required for this meager boost, but does anyone have references to the IVF literature that argues it is possible to formulate a way to make a women ovulate about a hundred eggs to make Lynn’s proposal feasible?
BBC made a news story about ancestrality of Brazil’s most famous negros: artists, racial activists, etc.
Some of them got angry (and most of them got disappointed) to know that they are not “100% Negro” (a controversial and common t-shirt motif among Brazilians).
Others could not believe that they are more European than African.
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