Friday, June 22, 2018

Genetic Basis for Health Disparities

More “hate facts.”

Read this.  Author summary is below (emphasis added). The “received wisdom” from the Left is that all human populations are genetically identical, there is no such thing as race, and that racial health disparities are due to “White racism.”  Science says different.
Individuals of European and African ancestry have different susceptibility for developing specific infections and diseases. Part of this difference in immune response is thought to arise from genetic differences accumulated over the millennia that conferred advantages in fighting different infectious pathogens endemic to different parts of the world. The impact of these immune differences and how they are influenced by modern lifestyles and living environments remains to be understood. Findings from this study revealed population differences in the levels of circulating cytokines, i.e. chemical messengers of the immune system, which were due in part to different demographic and lifestyle factors. Further, a change in the gene encoding for the Duffy antigen receptor protein, identified as rs2814778 and known as the Duffy-null allele, was the most important factor explaining low circulating levels of CCL2 and CCL11, key chemokines regulating the migration of white blood cells, specifically monocytes and eosinophils, which play a role in inflammation. This genetic variant occurs almost exclusively among Africans, likely because of its role in protecting against malaria infection, and results in loss of Duffy antigen protein on red blood cells. The substantial immune differences by ancestry may have broad implications for health disparities.

Race denial is the biggest scientific fraud of the last half-century.  Unfortunately, HBD is also politicized pseudoscience (one can imagine the anguish of the race realists if genetic analysis confirms negative stereotypes of Jews and East Asians – well, we don’t really have to imagine anything; consider how the Alt Wrong has studiously ignored studies, including those by Jewish scientists, showing Jews as genetically distinct from Europeans).  What we need is a real racial science – neither race denial nor Jew/Oriental worship.