I already knew the differences between different people’s DNA were tiny, but this comparison gave me a better feeling for what the numbers mean:

There is more genetic diversity in 55 chimps than in 7 billion human beings.

– Juan Enriquez, We can reprogram life. How to do it wisely.

Humans are genetically almost identical: race-as-biology is trivial. The differences between us are almost all in our minds.

In both senses.


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