Robinson Bradshaw

Topic: Human Provenance pilot project

The Human Provenance Project Attempts to Unring the Bell

Last week I wrote about the U.K. Border Agency’s widely criticized Human Provenance pilot project (“Why the Errors of the Human Provenance Project Will Echo Beyond the U.K.’s Borders”) and suggested that “we should not be surprised to see the pilot project substantially revised, or even scrapped altogether.” I worried, though, that the damage may […]

Why the Errors of the Human Provenance Project Will Echo Beyond the U.K.’s Borders

ScienceInsider has posted several pieces this morning describing and critiquing the U.K. Border Agency’s Human Provenance pilot project: Scientists are greeting with surprise and dismay a project to use DNA and isotope analysis of tissue from asylum seekers to evaluate their nationality and help decide who can enter the United Kingdom. “Horrifying,” “naïve,” and “flawed” […]