Human Genetic Diversity and the Nonexistence of Biological Races

@inproceedings{Long2009HumanGD,
  title={Human Genetic Diversity and the Nonexistence of Biological Races},
  author={J. Long and R. Kittles},
  booktitle={Human biology},
  year={2009}
}
  • J. Long, R. Kittles
  • Published in Human biology 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Abstract Sewall Wright's population structure statistic, FST, measured among samples of world populations is often 15% or less. This would indicate that 85% of genetic variation occurs within groups while only 15% can be attributed to allele frequency differences among groups. In this paper, we show that this low value reflects strong biases that result from violating hidden assumptions that define FST. These limitations on FST are demonstrated algebraically and in the context of analyzing… CONTINUE READING
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