Joe Biden selected the decorated, controversial (eu)geneticist, Human Genome Project co-leader Eric Lander as presidential science adviser.
Lander had previously been an adviser to president Barack Obama. In 2003, he founded and now leads the Broad Institute.
Lander has donated thousands of dollars to Biden and Massachusetts senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren (one of his sons worked for Warren's 2020 presidential campaign).
Another geneticist, Michael Eisen, wrote about Lander’s appointment:
I have mixed feelings. Lander is serially dishonest and chronically full of s**t. But he is really good at organizing big projects (probably the most important aspect of the job right now) and advocating for science.
You know, he’s a complicated figure. Let’s be clear, compared to where we’ve been for the past four years, it’s great.
But the way he talks about things is very much about building himself and his institution up, often at the expense of others and the truth.
Lander was heavily criticized after he gave a birthday toast to James Watson in 2018. Watson was also a geneticist, who expressed sexist and racist views.
Maria Zuber (also from MIT), who will co-chair Biden’s scientific advisory council, has also feted Watson.
Lander’s relationship with James Watson goes back to the Human Genome Project, which included both Lander and Watson.
See from left: Eric Lander, Robert Waterston, James Watson, and Francis Collins, 12 February 2001.
Watson has controversially supported genetic screening and genetic engineering, arguing that stupidity is a disease and the "really stupid" bottom 10% should be cured.
Watson has also claimed that differences in average IQ between blacks and whites are due to genetics. Watson argued that Africans are less intelligent than Europeans.
Watson has also argued that a pregnant woman should be able to have an abortion, if a gene is found that determines (for example) "sexuality and a woman decides she doesn't want a homosexual child
This IS eugenics per definition...
The original call for the Human Genome Project was first published in 1986 by geneticist Walter Bodmer. Bodmer joined the Eugenics Society (now called the Galton Institute) in the 1960s and soon after worked with Stanford geneticist Joshua Lederberg.
From 2008 to 2014, Bodmer was president of the Eugenics Society/Galton Institute. David J. Galton wrote that the Human Genome Project had “enormously increased ... the scope for eugenics ... because of the development of a very powerful technology for the manipulation of DNA
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Another controversial connection is from Eric Lander's colleague at MIT, biologist Martin Nowak, who received millions of dollars from paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
In 2012, Lander met Epstein at Martin Nowak Harvard’s office.
Lander simply claimed that the whole thing was organised by Nowak, and he didn't know anything about Epstein.
Epstein himself kept Lander on a list of scientist he had funded though.
Epstein was very close to the late artificial intelligence pioneer Marvin Minsky of MIT. Minsky organised a symposium at Epstein’s private island in 2002 and Epstein victims have complained they were "forced" to have sex with Minsky.
Both Minsky and Eric Lander were corporate fellows of the Thinking Machines corporation.
Lander's Broad Institute has partnered with both MIT and Harvard, and is also closely associated with tech companies tied to the US national security state.
Right before Lander joined the Biden administration, the Broad Institute announced a new partnership with Microsoft and Google subsidiary Verily: https://archive.is/M4S7e
For more on Jeffrey Epstein: https://www.lawfulpath.com/forum/viewto ... f=7&t=1485