Human Races: Classifying People vs Understanding Diversity

  title={Human Races: Classifying People vs Understanding Diversity},
  author={Guido Barbujani},
  journal={Current Genomics},
The idea that all humans naturally belong to one of a few biological types or races that evolved in isolation was unchallenged for centuries, but large-scale modern studies failed to associate racial labels with recognizable genetic clus- ters. Recently, the conclusions of those studies have been questioned by authors who argue that racial classification has objective scientific bases and is indispensable in epidemiology and genetics. However, no classificatio n is useful if the classification… 

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