July 6, 2022

Interested in a survey on race?

“Race” is a hardy concept, but does it have any social or scientific validity? Throughout 2011, the Progress Educational Trust in the UK has been running a project, “Genes, Ancestry and Racial Identity: Does It Matter Where Your Genes Come From?” There have been three public seminars: “Is There a Place for Race in Biology?”, “Will Pharmacogenetics Lead to Colour-Coded Medicine?” and “Genetic Medalling”.

“Race” is a hardy concept, but does it have any social or scientific validity? Throughout 2011, the Progress Educational Trust in the UK has been running a project, “Genes, Ancestry and Racial Identity: Does It Matter Where Your Genes Come From?” There have been three public seminars: “Is There a Place for Race in Biology?”, “Will Pharmacogenetics Lead to Colour-Coded Medicine?” and “Genetic Medalling”.

The project is concluding with an anonymous online poll. The six questions take only a couple of minutes to complete, and the results will be discussed in an article in the online newsletter BioNews later this year. You can complete the poll here.

Michael Cook
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UK