New Virgina Postrel book, The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World.
I did an AMA and set a record for responses on the IndiaSpeaks subreddit for AMAs. probably won’t be a long record, but who knows?
KIR2DL4 genetic diversity in a Brazilian population sample: implications for transcription regulation and protein diversity in samples with different ancestry backgrounds. Anything on Brazilian human genetics needs to start out with a PCA plot.
We have genetic dispositions. Should we lie about this? South Asian Americans face disproportionately higher risks of heart disease, other cardiovascular ailments.
The Last Children of Down Syndrome: Prenatal testing is changing who gets born and who doesn’t. This is just the beginning. Academic Twitter loves to use the world “eugenics” in almost any context, because that’s how it rolls. But when I moot noninvasive prenatal testing there’s relative silence. The reasons are obvious.
I haven’t given up on the “book club” but getting the substack up and such has put me behind the curve on a lot of things. I’ll catch up.