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The destructive myopia of the NIH study on grant funding and race

Last week Science published a paper describing the results of an NIH-sponsored investigation into the impact of a scientist’s race on the probability of that their grants will be funded. The findings were striking: After controlling for the applicant’s educational background, country of origin, training, previous research awards, publication record, and employer characteristics, we find […]

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[WARNING – BSG SPOILER] PopGen’s teachable moment – Hera, mtEve and the fate of the BSG survivors

I just finished watching the last episode of Battlestar Galactica. You could see for a while that it was going to turn out that we were all descendants of the survivors, but I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t see the Hera – mitochondrial eve connection until the raptor swooped over the plains of east […]

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