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'Human Biology' reviews 'A Troublesome Inheritance'

Monday, April 27, 2015

The editors of Human Biology, in partnership with Wayne State University Press, are pleased to announce that a recently published set of reviews of Nicholas Wade’s A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes Race, and Human History will be freely available to all interested readers. Wade is a longtime science writer for The New York Times. His recent book argues that “human evolution has been recent, copious and regional,” and that this evolution has created distinct races.

Agustín Fuentes, Jonathan Marks, Jennifer Raff, Charles C. Roseman, and Laura R. Stein reviewed A Troublesome Inheritance in the most recent issue of Human Biology. While the reviewers all believe that Wade’s arguments are flawed, they acknowledge that race is a subject scientists need to explore further. By making these reviews free to the public, the journal’s editors hope to encourage and facilitate these conversations.

The reviews are available from Wayne State University Press and to subscribers of BioOne, JSTOR, and Project MUSE

About Human Biology: Founded in 1929, Human Biology is an international, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on research to increase understanding of human biological variation. Among the topics considered by the journal are anthropological, quantitative, evolutionary, and population genetics and genomics; ancient DNA studies and paleogenomics; demography and genetic epidemiology; and ethical and social implications of human genetic and genomic research.

Human Biology is the official publication of the American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG), an educational and scientific organization founded in 1994. More information, including subscription details, is available here.