Update to Long and Kittles's “Human Genetic Diversity and the Nonexistence of Biological Races” (2003): Fixation on an Index

@inproceedings{Long2009UpdateTL,
  title={Update to Long and Kittles's “Human Genetic Diversity and the Nonexistence of Biological Races” (2003): Fixation on an Index},
  author={Jeffrey C Long},
  booktitle={Human biology},
  year={2009}
}
  • J. Long
  • Published in Human biology 1 December 2009
  • Biology
Sewall Wright’s fixation index FST measured among samples of world populations is often 0.15 or less when computed as an average over many alleles or loci. To many, this result indicates that the genetic similarities among human populations far outweigh the differences. For example, a finding like this led Richard Lewontin to claim that human races have no genetic or taxonomic significance (Lewontin 1972). Despite the farreaching proclamations that researchers make from FST, few have questioned… 
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