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While vaccines contain human DNA, there is no link to cancer, autism

The claim: A number of vaccines contain human DNA, and the FDA has acknowledged that residual human DNA has the potential to cause cancer or change your genetic code

As scientists race to find a vaccine for COVID-19, mixed information regarding the safety of vaccines is spreading rapidly online.

In an Instagram post, Weston A. Price Foundation shared a photo displaying a quote that says the FDA has “acknowledged that residual human DNA has the potential to cause cancer or to change one’s genetic code.” The quote is attributed to Kendall Nelson, producer of the film “The Greater Good,” which explores the pros and cons of vaccination in the U.S.

The caption states a number of vaccines contain traces of human DNA. The DNA, the foundation wrote, comes from the lung tissue of “a healthy fourteen-week-old aborted Caucasian male fetus” and that spikes in autism in the 1980s and ’90s

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This critical link could help bridge America’s racial wealth gap

The racial wealth gap — the disparity in median wealth between the different races — is a persistent struggle, and it appears to be worsening, especially between White and Black Americans.

According to a recent study by McKinsey & Co., Black Americans can expect to earn up to $1 million less than White Americans over their lifetime. The median White family had more than 10 times the wealth of the median Black family in 2016, according to the Federal Reserve’s most recent Survey of Consumer Finances. White families had the highest level of median wealth, at $171,000, while Black families median wealth was $17,600 and Latino families was $20,700.

White workers, on average, are paid more than Black and Latinx workers at almost every education level, according to a 2018 report by the Economic Policy Institute. Whites with an advanced degree received an hourly wage of $44.46, while Latinx earned

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