This week, is looking at the intersection of race, history and genetics in science writer Science for the People Nicholas Wade’s 2014 book . DNA researcher A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History Jennifer Raff and science journalist David Dobbs share their critiques of the claim that differences between genetically distinct “races” are responsible for global divergence in cultural and political structures. Blogger Scicurious walks us through the (delicious) basics of the scientific method with Cookie Science.
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suggesting ways to inoculate oneself against the hype associated with the burgeoning field of microbiome studies. As Nature has published a comment by William P. Hanage Bethany Brookshire (aka, SciCurious) notes, these questions should be applied to any and all research, not just the microbiome.
1. Can experiments distinguish differences that matter?
2. Does the study show causation or just correlation?
3. What is the mechanism?
4. How much do experiments reflect reality?
5. Could anything else explain the results?
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