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The Sciences

The global human - II

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanOctober 31, 2010 7:15 AM
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A reader pointed me to a second composite image of a "global human." It is "a composite itself from four composite of Northwest European, South & West Asian, East Asian and African faces...." I was very taken aback by this face, because it was familiar: staring back at me is a younger variant of the faces of my maternal uncles! I asked a friend who has met my family their impression of the photo without a preface, and they immediately wondered if it was a stylized representation of one of my mother's male relatives.

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