For the quiz this week read the review of Svante Pääbo published in Nature (2003, vol. 421, pp. 409-412, pdf file found here ). This provides an excellent overview of the results of recent human genomic analysis. After reading the article, be prepared to answer the following questions about these results.
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1.(2) According to the article, how similar are the genomes of all
humans currently alive today?
2.(2) How is this variation structured in human genomes?
3.(2) How similar are human genomes to other present-day great ape
4.(2) Based on human genomic studies, there now appear to be no
differences between groups we typically recognize as human races.
genetic basis is there for what we call human racial groups?
5.(2) In the search for genetic causes of functional differences between humans and other great apes, what sorts of comparisons can be made to shed light on this?