Race-Ancestry-Genetics

Denouncing the Misuse of Genetics

Denouncing the Misuse of Genetics

ASHG denounces the misuse of genetics to feed racist ideologies, and affirms that the research community should be clear about genetic knowledge related to ancestry and genomic diversity. Any attempt to use genetics to rank populations demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of genetics. Related: AJHG Perspective: ASHG Denounces Attempts to Link Genetics and Racial Supremacy (November... Read More

Responding to Misguided Beliefs

Responding to Misguided Beliefs

In 2007, geneticist James Watson was quoted regarding alleged intellectual inferiority among Africans. ASHG found the comments to be tragically misguided and without scientific foundation. Related: Statement: ASHG response to Recent Comments on Intellectual Ability (November 2007) Read More

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