Humans’ DNA Not Quite So Similar

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People are less alike than scientists had thought when it comes to the billions of building blocks that make up each individual’s DNA, according to a new analysis.

“Instead of 99.9 percent identical, maybe we’re only 99 percent (alike),” said J. Craig Venter, an author of the study — and the person whose DNA was analyzed for it.

I was just telling my daughter the 99.9 number the other day. Looks like she picked the wrong week to ask me about genetics.

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