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There’s a Reason Scientists Keep Talking About Race and Sex
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It’s hard to escape promotions for DNA tests promising to reveal your true identity in the form of a percentage breakdown of groups that used to be called races. Then, last week, the media presented a Trump administration memo proclaiming that “Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth…” and in response, the New York Times ran an op-ed explaining why sex is not binary. It’s not surprising that some people would wonder if science is being distorted by political correctness. read more


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