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How African Americans Use DNA Testing to Connect With Their Past

In an article in The Atlantic, Dean of social science at Columbia University, Alondra Nelson  describes a “new groundswell of root-seeking . . . .We talk about the history of slavery in this country and it feels so abstract. But…

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Knowing Someone Who Faced Discrimination May Affect Blood Pressure

An NPR segment reported on a “study, which involved 150 African-Americans living in Tallahassee, Fla., found that knowing someone who had experienced racial discrimination was associated with genetic markers that may affect risk for high blood pressure. The genetic markers…

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Scientists call for the removal of race in genetics research

Ancestry is a more useful category than race say Dorothy Roberts, professor of Africana studies, law and sociology at University of Pennsylvania, and Michael Yudell, chair and associate professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention at Drexel University. …

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