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Largest Global Study Of Genetic Variation Has 500,000 DNA Markers Across 29 Populations On 5 Contine

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posted on Feb, 23 2008 @ 02:15 AM
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University of Michigan scientists and their colleagues at the National Institute on Aging have produced the largest and most detailed worldwide study of human genetic variation, a treasure trove offering new insights into early migrations out of Africa and across the globe.

Like astronomers who build ever-larger telescopes to peer deeper into space, population geneticists like Noah Rosenberg are using the latest genetic tools to probe DNA molecules in unprecedented detail, uncovering new clues to humanity's origins.


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Mapping of the human genome on a global scale. Interesting that it points out that human diversity is diminishing. Where and what human beings will be like in the future one can only wonder. Will they eventually "even" us out? Subdue humanities baser emotions such as greed and aggression.

This is new science, in five hundred years time if humanity is still here we could be a very different species.




[edit on 23-2-2008 by Grimholt]




posted on Feb, 25 2008 @ 12:45 AM
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Insurance Fears Lead Many to Shun DNA Tests




In some cases, doctors say, patients who could make more informed health care decisions if they learned whether they had inherited an elevated risk of diseases like breast and colon cancer refuse to do so because of the potentially dire economic consequences.


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In what you would think would be an amazing step in medical science for people to know about their chances of inheriting certain genetic deseases, we now avoid it due to the overblown insurance costs.

Imagine a future where you must have compulsary Genetic Risk Scans before you could be employed or be licencing with regard to having children. Never gone happen...right?



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