African American Genomes Yield Insight into Slavery Practices
African American Genomes Yield Insight into Slavery Practices
A massive study finds that regional differences in how slaves were treated throughout the Americas are reflected in the DNA of present-day Americans of African descent.
African American Genomes Yield Insight into Slavery Practices
African American Genomes Yield Insight into Slavery Practices

A massive study finds that regional differences in how slaves were treated throughout the Americas are reflected in the DNA of present-day Americans of African descent.

A massive study finds that regional differences in how slaves were treated throughout the Americas are reflected in the DNA of present-day Americans of African descent.

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Open Letter
An Open Letter: Scientists and Racial Justice
An Open Letter: Scientists and Racial Justice
Joseph Graves, Erich D. Jarvis | Jun 19, 2020
What we can and must do to make science more equitable.
Image of the Day: White Blood Cell Webs
Image of the Day: White Blood Cell Webs
Emily Makowski | Sep 5, 2019
Neutrophil extracellular traps may hold clues to the cause of skin lesions in patients with a painful condition called hidradenitis suppurativa.
Study Finds No Race or Gender Bias in Grant Peer Review
Study Finds No Race or Gender Bias in Grant Peer Review
Shawna Williams | Jun 1, 2018
The paper’s authors say bias may nevertheless be present in other steps of the granting process.
Image of the Day: Henrietta Lacks
Image of the Day: Henrietta Lacks
The Scientist Staff | May 12, 2018
A painting of the woman who was the source of HeLa cells will be on view at the National Portrait Gallery beginning May 15.
Diversity Lacking in US Academia: Study
Diversity Lacking in US Academia: Study
Bob Grant | Aug 22, 2017
STEM faculties at public universities have an underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanics, and women, but there are signs of change.
On Race, Gender, and NIH Funding
On Race, Gender, and NIH Funding
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2016
The results of two studies suggest slightly different biases in the review of National Institutes of Health R01 grant applications from minority and/or women researchers.
Telomeres Show Signs of Early-Life Stress
Telomeres Show Signs of Early-Life Stress
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 7, 2014
Reduction in telomere length is associated with stress early on in life and may have a genetic component, researchers find.
Opinion: A Diverse Perspective
Opinion: A Diverse Perspective
W. Malcolm Byrnes | Jul 29, 2013
Progress in science is dependent on the diversity of its workforce.
Opinion: On Being an “African-American Scientist”
Opinion: On Being an “African-American Scientist”
Raynard S. Kington | Mar 5, 2013
If African-American researchers are ever to gain equal opportunities in science, even subtle cases of differential treatment must be stamped out.