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"...especially with implicit bias, where people aren't aware of the biases that are effecting their decisions... if you tell a person about the likely implicit bias they have, simply instructing them about it may help to de-bais them... telling them that seems to improve the accuracy [of jurors] and decrease the errors in the system."

– Professor Nita Farahany, The State of Things

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ABOUT Nita Farahany

Farahany is a leading scholar on the ethical, legal, and social implications of biosciences and emerging technologies, particularly those related to neuroscience and behavioral genetics. She also holds appointments in Duke UniversityÕs Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy and the Department of Philosophy.

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