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Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

Race and Biology | BioScience | Oxford Academic

Researchers from many disciplines argue that science would get far more bang for its research buck by looking to solve broader societal contributors to disparities. Housing conditions, segregated neighborhoods, poverty, education, the burden of racism, environmental pollutants, and other factors are likely the main contributors to higher rates of disease and disability in marginalized groups. “We support wholeheartedly the study of health disparities from a wide range of disciplines,” says Michael Yudell, professor of community health and prevention at Drexel University. “Our issue is that race is a poor proxy to understand the biological factors underpinning health disparities.”

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

The Capitalist Case for Overhauling Twitter

A very interesting analysis, that will probably go nowhere.

to date, nobody has rallied a mob to attack the U.S. Capitol using tastefully curated photos of bathroom remodelings.

I'm no fan of Pinterest, but this seems accurate.

Jeremy Cherfas

The Essential Weekly Review -- MacSparky

More formality would probably be a good thing, and 10 weeks is not that great a commitment. I should give this a try.

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

The new reading stack - macwright.com

Some interesting ideas, to be sure.

Jeremy Cherfas

A thread about ideas for Botany One plant stories

Such a fine example of endearing grumpiness in the pursuit of truth and beauty.

Jeremy Cherfas

The Most Beautiful Experiment: Meselson and Stahl • iBiology

Cannot wait to watch this. For as long as I have been a biologist, I have regarded this as the one thing I wish I'd been around for. Well, maybe poly-U too ...

Jeremy Cherfas