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  • Genetic research can open book on Jewish identity—for good and bad

    By Adam Wills

    December 10, 2008 | 11:12 pm

    Father William Sanchez wears a Star of David pendant on the same chain as his crucifix, and he keeps a menorah in his parish office. After a DNA test confirmed his Sephardic roots, the Albuquerque priest has been actively reconciling this discovery with his Catholic beliefs....
  • Gene test kits—can they lead to dating services?

    By Annalee Newitz

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    A company called 23andme.com launched recently and got wads of media attention for being the first user-friendly Web site devoted to home genomics tests and analysis. For just $1,000, the company will take a swab of your cheek, sequence your genome and tell you a bunch of things...
  • Editor’s Corner - Junk Science

    By Rob Eshman

    August 11, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "Both sides ought to be properly taught," President George W. Bush told reporters in Texas Aug. 1, "so people can understand what the debate is about. Part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought.... You're asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Olympics Ban Wanted

    Jewish groups called on the International Olympic Committee to impose penalties after an Iranian athlete refused to compete against an Israeli. The Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called for action after Iranian judokan Arash...

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  • A Creepy Chapter

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 22, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    By 1929, the state of California had forcibly sterilzed 6,255 people for being "moral imbeciles" or "feeble-minded," in the un-p.c. jargon of the time. "California has the longest continuous record of sterilization of any state in the world," a pamphlet bragged.

    Before the Nazis...