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Cultural differences may leave their mark on DNA
 

Cultural differences may leave their mark on DNA

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Signatures of ethnicity in the genome appear to reflect an ethnic group's shared culture and environment, rather than their common genetic ancestry, report scientists. Epigenetic signatures distinguishing Mexican and Puerto Rican children in this study cannot be explained by genetic ancestry alone, the researchers say.
 
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11 Jan 2017 - General
 
Cultural and ethnic differences affect the lifestyle of the people. For example, consanguinity is allowed is Islamic groups. Marriages with close relatives may lead to genetic diseases as found in various research studies. This may be inherited in th...
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