Genetic Racial Identification--Any Deniers Here?

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    Genetic Structure, Self-Identified Race/Ethnicity, and Confounding in Case-Control Association Studies


    this is just one of many studies that show racial groups can be identified by genetic testing. do those that deny the existence of race just ignore the evidence or do they actually disbelieve that it can be done?
     
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    Oprah got her genetic tree done so that she could find out where in africa her ancestors came from. should she believe it or not?
     
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    Who paid for this waste of money study?

    Does anyone really think that people's genetic makeup changes based on where they are living?

    Essentially, is this study implying that there people who believe that by moving from one continent to another, it will result in genetic evolution?

    I'm going to do a study that proves that a bucket of distilled water has few bacteria before - but not after - someone takes a shit into it.
     
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    This was one of the 5 subjects whose genetic cluster membership differed from his self-identified race:

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    So one can find out who has red hair or is sensitive to bitter tastes from genetic testing as well.
    We are all human with slightly different charistics.

    If we were not the same species we could not interbreed very well now could we?

    Horses and donkeys can interbreed but the outcome is a sterile mule. Kind of a dead end.
     
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    hahaha, can it be true that you somehow read the abstract and picked out a statement that sounded simplistic but didn't comprehend what the main study was about? its a hypertension study with piggyback studies that use the available data! hahaha, do you think a study would get funding if its main focus was racial identification?
     
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    what do mules have to do with racial identification by genetic markers in humans?
     
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    Of course there are racial identifiers. To pretend there isn't is assinine. Like an albino couple might randomly produce a pigmy child. :lol:

    The lengths of willful stupidity some will go to simply to deny reality is quite comical. It becomes less comical when said stupidity is used to set policy.
     
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    Wasn't that what the point of your thread was?

    Or did you want to discuss hypertension?
     
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    obviously I want to discuss 3631 cases out of 3636 patients that correctly matched self identified racial identity (I wonder if the 5 discordant cases had a problem with the genetic match, or the self identification).

    your snide comment about a simplistic, but true, finding hinges on an assumption that genetic markers can indeed identify race. and that race is generated by evolutionary changes in separated continental populations.
     

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