Molecular anthropology and race

Todd R. Disotell

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    Abstract

    Molecular analyses have led to many recent advances in the study of human variation. The addition of DNA analyses of fossils now allows the testing of hypotheses derived from sampling living people. Further sampling of all of the regions of the human genome has led to a remarkably consistent evolutionary scenario that helps to explain the patterns of variation found today.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)9-24
    Number of pages16
    JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
    Volume925
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2000

    Keywords

    • Human evolution
    • Human variation
    • Molecular evolution
    • Race

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Neuroscience(all)
    • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
    • History and Philosophy of Science

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