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What We Already Knew

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A recent study from Cornell University shows that “in African-Americans, European-Americans and Chinese suggests that natural selection has caused as much as 10 percent of the human genome to change in some populations in the last 15,000 to 100,000 years, when people began migrating from Africa.”

Ten percent is really not a lot, especially when you have some groups (through history and even now) that stake their claim on the races being dramatically different.  The scientists even go as far as to point out, “that the research does not state that one group is more evolved or better adapted than another.”

So we are closer than some of us would like to admit.  Maybe there should be a big family reunion each summer.  I’ll the potato salad.

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Written by rentec

16 July, 2007 at 5:24 am

Posted in genetics, race

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