Richard Lewontin: The pioneering evolutionary biologist

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha and immunologist Satyajit Rath discuss the life and work of Richard Lewontin, the famous evolutionary biologist who busted many myths about race and genetics

July 12, 2021 by Newsclick

Widely considered as one of the most brilliant geneticists of the modern era, Richard Lewontin, died on July 4 at his home in Cambridge. In this episode of Talking Science, Newsclick editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha talks to immunologist Satyajit Rath about the life of Lewontin and his key scientific discoveries.