Although we take seriously the threat of genetic discrimination, there aren’t a lot of examples you can offer. In my ethics class, I discuss the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad case — everyone discusses the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad case, not because it is such an interesting precedent but because it is all we’ve got. 733 more words
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by Alondra Oubré
MAOA — Genetic culprit for violence?
Theories about inborn race-based aggression, violence, and criminality are back in the news . In the ongoing search for genes underlying social behavior, none has sparked more curiosity, if not controversy, than the gene that codes for monoamine oxidase A — MAOA . 4,360 more words
Robin and the Friar stopped by earlier and brought samples of Sherwood’s finest shrubs. Figured you’d enjoy the post-ceremony entertainment on consciousness and biology. 132 more words