-Marc-
> Within-population differences among individuals account for 93
> to 95% of genetic variation; differences among major groups
> constitute only 3 to 5%. Nevertheless, without using prior
> information about the origins of individuals, we identified
> six main genetic clusters, five of which correspond to major
> geographic regions, and subsclusters that often correspond to
> individual populations.

What?! Is this suggesting the outrageous proposition that 
commonly-defined racial characteristics are <gasp!> genetically based?

> General agreement of genetic and predefined populations
> suggests that self-reported ancestry can facilitate
> assessments of epidemiological risks

Wow. I guess it is. Who would have believed such a counterintuitive 
idea? (Besides myself and most of the adult population of the western 
world, I mean.)

Stephen

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