The Seven Stones blog points out that James Watson's racist remarks comes at a time of exploding interest into natural human genetic variation through genomic studies. In Nature in the past few weeks there have been at lest seven papers concentrating on human variation. "The extraordinary development of the field of human genomics will inevitably lead to important questions on the social and ethical implications of this research. If anything, "Watson's folly" might be a warning that we may expect to see in the future more confrontations between racist ideologies and scientific discoveries," writes Thomas.
He's a Warning All Right
Oct 29, 2007