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Senator Elizabeth Warren's DNA Test Prompts Thorny Questions About How We Define Ethnicity

On Monday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released a DNA test report that found “strong evidence” that she has a Native American ancestor six to 10 generations back. Her genetic analysis was done by Carlos Bustamante, a geneticist at Stanford University and a MacArthur fellow who has served as an adviser for the commercial DNA testing companies 23andMe […]

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Dangerous Childbirth Complications Are On The Rise — And Black Women Are Paying The Price

Life-threatening complications during childbirth are on the rise in the United States, up almost 200 percent from the early 1990s to 2014. And a striking investigation published in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology this week reveals who is most at risk.  Looking at national hospital data, researchers found that the rate of severe childbirth complications was […]