Jonathan Beckwith on Genetics and Racism

Beckwith. J. "Social and political uses of genetics in the United States: Past and Present," in Ethical and Scientific Issues Posed by Human Uses of Molecular Genetics. Ed. by M. Lappe and R.S. Morrison. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 265:45-56 (l976).

Miller, L., Schreier, H., and Beckwith, J. "Racist Outbreak at Harvard Medical School," Science for the People 8: #4, 20 (l976).

Beckwith, J. New Myths for Old. A book review of S.L. Chorover. From "Genesis to Genocide: The Meaning of Human Nature and the Power of Behavior Control, " Nature 282:l65-l66 (l979).

Beckwith, J. "Genetics as a social weapon," Technologie und Politik l7. Rowholt Taschenbuch. Reinbek bei Hamburg. 69-89 (l98l).

Beckwith, J. "The Political Uses of Sociobiology in the United States and Europe," The Philosophical Forum. XIII, #2, Winter, l98l, p. 311-32l.

Beckwith, J. A book review of "Crime and Human Nature," by J.Q. Wilson and R.J. Herrnstein. Technology Review. Feb/Mar. l986. p.16-17.

Beckwith, J.R. "The Science of Racism," in How Harvard Rules, ed. by J. Trumpbour. South End Press, Boston. (1989) pp 243-247.

Billings, P.R., Beckwith, J., and Alper, J. "The genetic analysis of human behavior: a new era?" Social Science and Medicine. 35:227-238 (1992).

Beckwith, J. "A historical view of social responsibility in genetic," BioScience. 43, #5 (May, 1993) 327-333.

Alper, J.S., and Beckwith, J. "Genetic fatalism and social policy: the implications of behavior genetics research," Yale J. Biol. Med. 66:511-524 (1993).

Beckwith, J. "The hegemony of the gene:reductionism in molecular biology," in The Philosophy and History of Molecular Biology:New Perspectives. S. Sarkar, ed. Kluwer, Dordrecht (The Netherlands) pp171-183 (1996).

Allen, A., Anderson, B., Andrews, L., Beckwith, J., et al. "The Bell Curve: Statement by the NIH-DOE Joint Working Group on the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Human Genome Research," Am. J. Hum. Genet. 59:487-488 (1996).

Beckwith, J., and Alper, J.S. "Human behavioral genetics. The Genetic Resource," 10, #2:5-9 (1996).

Geller, L., and Beckwith, J. Commentary on "The Social Responsibilities of Biological Scientists" (S.J. Reiser and R.E. Bulger). Sci. Eng. Ethics. 3:145-148 (1997).

Beckwith, J. "The responsibilities of scientists in the genetics and race controversies," in Plain Talk about the Human Genome Project. eds. E. Smith and W. Sapp. Tuskegee University Press, Tuskegee, AL. pp.83-94 (1997)

Beckwith, J. a book review of E. J. Larson, Sex, Race and Science- Eugenics in the Deep South, Johns Hopkins Univ. Press., Baltimore (1996). in Nature Medicine 3: 1292-1293 (1997).

Beckwith, J., and Alper, J.S." L'apport réel des études sur les jumeaux. La Recherche," July/August, #311 72-76 (1998).
ISAR's English translation: Nature's Imperfect Experiment, La Recherche, (France) July/August 1998.

Beckwith, J. "Genes and human behavior: scientific and ethical implications of the Human Genome Project," in Handbook of Molecular-Genetic Techniques for Brain and Behavior Research, eds. W. Crusio and R. Gerlai. Elsevier, Amsterdam (in press).

Beckwith, J. "Simplicity and complexity: is IQ ready for genetics?" Current Psychology of Cognition (in press).