Genetic variation, classification and 'race'

@article{Jorde2004GeneticVC,
  title={Genetic variation, classification and 'race'},
  author={Lynn B. Jorde and Stephen Wooding},
  journal={Nature Genetics},
  year={2004},
  volume={36 Suppl 1},
  pages={S28-S33}
}
New genetic data has enabled scientists to re-examine the relationship between human genetic variation and 'race'. We review the results of genetic analyses that show that human genetic variation is geographically structured, in accord with historical patterns of gene flow and genetic drift. Analysis of many loci now yields reasonably accurate estimates of genetic similarity among individuals, rather than populations. Clustering of individuals is correlated with geographic origin or ancestry… Expand
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