Genetics and Jewish Identity

by jeeg 19. August 2010 15:21
What is the essence of Jewish identity? Is it revealed in the choices we make, like giving tzedakah or observing the Sabbath, or is it in our genetic code? Is it a matter of faith, or a matter of heritability? Is it something we can choose, or is it a biological imperative embedded in nearly every... [More]

New issue of GeneWatch on Genetics and Identity

by jeeg 19. July 2010 20:26
  Check out the brand new issue of GeneWatch magazine on Genetics and Identity.  This exciting new issue has pieces on the meaning of genetics for gay and lesbian identities, how genetics impacts Jews and Native Americans, updates on recent Supreme Court decisions on genetical... [More]

Studies Show Jews’ Genetic Similarity

by jeeg 4. June 2010 01:16
Jewish communities in Europe and the Middle East share many genes inherited from the ancestral Jewish population that lived in the Middle East some 3,000 years ago, even though each community also carries genes from other sources — usually the country in which it lives. That is the conc... [More]
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