At the root of this caution is the widespread but antiquated idea that genetics is destiny โ€” that someone's genes can accurately predict complex behaviours and traits regardless of their environment. The public and many scientists have continued to misinterpret modern findings on the basis of this โ€” fearing that the work will lead to a new age of eugenics, preemptive imprisonment and discrimination against already marginalized groups.

Source: Nature

Here are the controversial topics:

  • intelligence
  • race
  • violence
  • sexuality

If the scientists doing the research and people funding it do not have a political agenda, would you support it? What if the results would actually help disprove myths and commonly held assumptions in our society? Should science really be PC?