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Planet Earth

It's A Small World After All

The IntersectionBy Sheril KirshenbaumAugust 14, 2008 7:58 PM


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Scientists from the Netherlands have created a genetic map of Europe showing the degree of relatedness between populations in which nearly 2,500 subjects were analyzed by correlating their genetic variations. Such tools help to provide insight into human migrations, survival advantages, and genetic barriers.... but my favorite part is the way they show people are so similar. On a pale blue dot fraught with conflict, it's a reminder we're not all that different in the big picture. More at The New York Times.


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