Site update

by Anthony Greenberg, posted on Jan 6, 2021

When I first set up this here outfit more than five years ago, I needed to quickly set up a website to advertise myself. At the time, I heard about Squarespace from their ads on some podcasts I was listening to. It fit the bill perfectly: nice clean design templates, analytics displayed in a …

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There is more than one way to be a scientist

by Anthony Greenberg, posted on Aug 6, 2018

There is a fascinating discussion happening on science twitter about what it means to be a scientist. It boils down to the question: is science just another job or is it some higher calling that demands total dedication? My colleague Lyza Maron wrote a particularly clear and compelling argument for …

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Power and limitations of genetics as a tool to study racial differences

by Anthony Greenberg, posted on Apr 6, 2018

The recent New York Times opinion piece by the geneticist David Reich on genetics of differences between human races has generated much discussion among my scientist friends. It was followed by a rebuttal from 67 scholars of diverse backgrounds, and a sympathetic article by the blogger and essayist …

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The Google diversity memo makes an important mistake

by Anthony Greenberg, posted on Aug 6, 2017

The recently-published memo (full text can be found at the end of this article) from a Google employee about the causes of gender disparity in the number of people working at the company generated a lively discussion. The arguments are as wide-ranging as the original post and involve many important …

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Inaugural post

by Anthony Greenberg, posted on Aug 6, 2015

After about 20 years in academic science (25 if you count volunteering in a lab as an undergrad), I finally decided to go my own way. My academic career path has been unorthodox up to now, and I have been lucky to have the support of great advisers along the way. However, the mismatch between what I …

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