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  1. #1 Is there a genetic difference between white person and negro 
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    Is there a genetic difference between white person and negro albino ?


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    I have news for you.

    There is genetic difference between a white person and a white person.


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    in the words of Monty Python : "we're all different"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siemowit
    Is there a genetic difference between white person and negro albino ?
    Is there a genetic difference between a poster called Siemowit and any run of the mill dimwitted racist?
    Is there a difference between a blatant agenda and dumb **** with a one track mind?
    Does anyone care?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrowlingDog
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    shhh !!!
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    Please allow me to drift away from political correctness for a minute.

    Genetic difference most certainly do exist but to a small degree. Also many of the differences are found in other races. There is no pure race.

    Its importance is to biologist which are involved to medical cures and directed to specific races which are prone to or are not effected by certain decease...

    The Black albino or for that the albino anything (White person to a dolphin) probably has to do with pigment malfuction whether from a defective gene or for some other reason...
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    well, i suppose there is a very, very, very small fraction between the two, but it is nothing compared to 2 individuals. It's too small to make a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paralith
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    Follow the link, Minxy. That's where I got it from.
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    Genes and DNA are not equal comparisons. Genetically humans are 99.9% equal to each other and 99% part of several vertebrates, or even smaller comparisons to plant life. Your DNA comes from two humans who are equal to about half yours. If you have an identical twin, he/she would be near equal to your DNA...
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    several vertebrates? jackson, chimpanzees and bonobos, our closest relatives, are 98 - 99 % similar to us. All other species are less closely related to us and therefore less genetically similar to us. There are not "several" species with whom we share 99% genetic identity.

    And no, not all DNA consists of protein coding genes. However, even the non-coding sequences are highly important when it comes to controlling gene expression, and in many documented cases changes in these non-gene sequences alone can result in significant phenotypic changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paralith
    Follow the link, Minxy. That's where I got it from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paralith
    several vertebrates? jackson, chimpanzees and bonobos, our closest relatives, are 98 - 99 % similar to us. All other species are less closely related to us and therefore less genetically similar to us. There are not "several" species with whom we share 99% genetic identity.

    And no, not all DNA consists of protein coding genes. However, even the non-coding sequences are highly important when it comes to controlling gene expression, and in many documented cases changes in these non-gene sequences alone can result in significant phenotypic changes.
    Probably should have said 'primate' not vertebrates and gone with 98 to 99%, but in short agree with your post...The discussion was headed to a non differential in genes-dna, when there is no comparison...at least to the subject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackson33
    Probably should have said 'primate' not vertebrates and gone with 98 to 99%, but in short agree with your post...The discussion was headed to a non differential in genes-dna, when there is no comparison...at least to the subject.
    Even so, there are not "several" primates with whom we have such high sequence similarity; only chimps and bonobos. All other species are less similar.

    I'm not sure I understand what you mean when you say there is no comparison. I would say that coding and non-coding DNA sequences are of equal importance when you're talking about genetic distance. I see no special need to consider the two categories separately for the purposes of this discussion.
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    Whatever genetic differences there may be between "white" and "black" people are minor. It only takes about half a dozen genes to go from one skin colour to the other. There can actually be more genetic variation between two people of the same "race" in the same town as between two people of different "races" on different continents. If that is not enough, west Africans are genetically closer to Europeans than they are to East Africans. Modern genetists are increasingly abandoning talk of "race" when applied to humans as we are so genetically homogenous.
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