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2012-12-30 05:03:22

PIRC addresses tax-payer supported genetic counseling programs and the purpose of these programs. Holmen, WI (PRWEB) December 28, 2012 Policy Intersections Research Center (PIRC) has released an Issue Snapshot addressing the practice of using tax payer funds for genetic counseling programs with eugenic aims. Eugenics is defined by Websters Dictionary as "a science that deals with the improvement (as by control of human mating) of hereditary qualities of a race or breed." The PIRC believe...

2012-02-13 22:53:29

    University of Granada researchers have designed a new corpse identification technique that is more reliable and less costly than those currently employed.     To carry out this study, the researchers collected data from a sample of 500 alive individuals from Mediterranean regions. University of Granada researchers have developed a new forensic identification technique that compares the skull with one or several pictures of the subject while still alive....

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2011-04-04 14:11:51

Research from North Carolina State University shows that they really don't make women like they used to, at least in Spain. The study, which examined hundreds of Spanish and Portuguese skulls spanning four centuries, shows that differences in the craniofacial features of men and women have become less pronounced. "Improving our understanding of the craniofacial features of regional groups can help us learn more from skeletal remains, or even help us identify an individual based on his or her...

2008-09-02 03:00:12

By Krieger, Nancy Research on racism as a harmful determinant of population health is in its infancy. Explicitly naming a long-standing problem long recognized by those affected, this work has the potential to galvanize inquiry and action, much as the 1962 publication of the Kempe et al. scientific article on the "battered child syndrome" dramatically increased attention to-and prompted new research on- the myriad consequences of child abuse, a known yet neglected social phenomenon. To...

2008-08-12 03:00:26

By Fitch, Nancy-Elizabeth Vernon J. Williams, Jr., The Social Sciences and Theories of Race. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2006. Pp. 151. Cloth $50.00. Paper $20.00. The Social Sciences and Theories of Race is a small, provocative, and thought-provoking collection of essays by Vernon J. Williams Jr., a professor at Indiana University. It is a mixture of genres, including history of ideas, African American and U.S. intellectual history, biography, and historiography....


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