Tuesday, March 26, 2013

On Why Talking about Behavioral Genetics is Important and Difficult

Genetic Differences and Human Identities
This article resulted from a 3 year study called "Crafting Tools for Public Conversation about Behavioral Genetics".  It explains to popular interest in the field of behavioral genetics, the possibilities as well as the limitations of research, and also many of the challenges and controversies surrounding the debate.  They raised thought-provoking questions like the implications of behavioral genetics on human freedom and human equality, as well as our conception of identity.  The paper merges the scientific and social ramifications of genetics and provides a very interesting and convincing explanation for why behavioral genetics is such an intense and controversial field.

1 comment:

  1. working link - http://www.thehastingscenter.org/uploadedFiles/Publications/Special_Reports/genetic_differences_and_human_identities.pdf