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Nick Shapiro’s Research Featured in News on the Impact of the Climate Crisis on Structurally Vulnerable Incarcerated Populations

Nick Shapiro’s Research Featured in News on the Impact of the Climate Crisis on Structurally Vulnerable Incarcerated Populations

The Intercept recently published two articles featuring Nicholas Shapiro’s ongoing research on carceral ecologies. In addtion, the same publication produced an interactive map using data Shapiro and his lab collected titled Climate and Punishment. MIGRANTS FLEEING HURRICANES AND DROUGHT FACE NEW CLIMATE DISASTERS IN ICE DETENTION Angel Argueta Anariba fled a 1998 hurricane in Honduras, only to get lashed by…

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Dr. Wayne Grody awarded as 2018 Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science

UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics would like to congratulate its very own faculty member, Dr. Wayne Grody for being awarded this year as a 2018 fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS).  Dr. Grody is a Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; Pediatrics; and Human Genetics at the UCLA School of Medicine, and at the UCLA…

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How teeth became tusks, and tusks became liabilities

“The persistence of elephant poaching has prompted researchers to wonder whether elephants really needed their tusks, and whether they might not be better off if the tuskless trait were to spread more widely through the African population.  Shane Campbell-Staton, an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and his colleagues have begun systematically…

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New Guide For Finding Genes Linked With Behavior

Scientists interested in finding specific genes that influence the behavior of humans and animals have a new tool, thanks to a two-year research effort aimed at describing how to apply the latest techniques of molecular genomics to the study of complex behavior.  “There’s a really steep learning curve when you get into genomics, and if you’re starting from a place of…

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Received An At-Home DNA Test As A Holiday Gift? Proceed With Caution

If you or a family member received a consumer genetic testing kit as a holiday gift, you probably weren’t alone. Sales of at-home DNA testing kits reportedly soared in 2017, as people sought clues to their ancestry or future health. Some genetic-testing companies encouraged the purchase of kits as holiday gifts — even offering free gift wrapping. However, the results from…

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