New Perspectives on the Genetics of Race
By Kara Miller
About 140 years ago, when Charles Darwin was writing The Descent of Man, lots of people had theories about how many races there were. Some said two, some said two, some said sixteen, some said sixty. But Darwin wasn’t so sure. Were there true distinctive differences between one race and another?
We take up that question again, amidst a scientific revolution that is revealing more about more about who we really are — rather than who we might appear to be.
Sheldon Krimsky, co-editor, "Race and the Genetic Revolution;" professor, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University.
About Innovation HubEach week, Kara Miller talks to Boston's most innovative thinkers, examining new ideas and potential solutions to today’s many challenges. Topics range from education to health care to green energy. Join us on Saturdays at 7 a.m. and Sundays at 10 p.m.
As a radio host, Kara Miller has interviewed thinkers from E.J. Dionne to Howard Gardner, Deepak Chopra to Lani Guinier. She is a panelist on WGBH-TV's "Beat the Press," as well as an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, The National Journal, The Boston Herald, Boston Magazine, and The International Herald Tribune.
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