Ancestry DNA and Racial Identity; Black or White?

Over the past decade the availability of commercial gene sequencing products that claim to provide information of our genetic origins have increased significantly. These products are offered by companies like ancestry.com, National Geographic and 23andMe to name just a few of the many businesses dealing in that market. This very new and rapidly evolving sector … Continue reading Ancestry DNA and Racial Identity; Black or White?

Vaccine Safety and Individual Exemptions from Public Health Required Immunizations; where must we draw the line?

Over the years widespread application of vaccines globally has led to significant reductions the in the incidence of many vaccine preventable communicable diseases. One disease smallpox has been completely eradicated from human populations due to strong collaborative efforts across the world. Polio is another disease which could have been eradicated but unfortunately we missed the … Continue reading Vaccine Safety and Individual Exemptions from Public Health Required Immunizations; where must we draw the line?