Take a look at a piece I wrote for The University of Cambridge’s Faculty of Education Research Students’ Association!
“The social genomics revolution is now upon us.” Conley and Fletcher’s book “The Genome Factor” discuss the role of genes in the broader domain of human society, dynamics, and inequalities.
Today, groups like the Alt-Right, Neo-Nazis, and our POTUS use genetic ideologies to announce superiority, justify privilege, and legitimize marginalization/discrimination/racism.
The behavioral genetics community’s focus on cognitive ability and educational attainment stems partly because it is data that is more readily available. Educational attainment is a ‘low-hanging fruit,’ meaning many genetic data samples routinely gather information on an individual’s education background. Information on education attainment is widely available, relatively easy to standardize across different data sets,Continue reading “‘G is for Genes’: Genetics and Education?”
For the past two years I’ve been focused on the concept of intelligence. What is intelligence? How do we study it? Why do we study it? I’ve confined my studies particularly to an area of behavior genetics which uses molecular genetic technologies to try and find alleles or genetic variants associated with g– or generalContinue reading “My Great Internal Conflict”
Biosocial sciences examine the interactions between biology and the environment. Within the field today, however, how the interaction between biology and society is studied differs.
A discussion of BGI (formerly Beijing Genetics Institute), BGI Cognitive Genomics, and Steve Hsu who was part of the original Cognitive Genomics group.
Researchers at King’s College London say they are able to predict some of educational achievement from DNA alone.