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The genetics debate has been derailed—by both sides

Siddhartha Mukherjee's recent article on epigenetics has drawn heavy criticism—rightly?

By Philip Ball  

Siddhartha Mukherjee, whose recent piece for the New Yorker on epigenetic has attracted swathes of criticism ©Diane Bondareff/Invision/Press Association Images

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When I first saw the avalanche of anger and complaint from scientists directed at an article in the New Yorker written by Siddhartha Mukherjee, I couldn’t help wondering: what could it possibly be about this young, Pulitzer-prize winning Ivy…

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