Genetic variations

If racial classifications do not coincide with genetic variation, why does race persist as a concept?
What other term can be used to describe variation in features among human populations? Think about ways that we could determine differences in peoples’ lives that does not rely on race. (2pts)
What is epigenetics? And, how do you think epigenetics intersects with race?
Byrd & Hughey (2015) use the terms biological determinism and racial essentialism. After reading this article, what is your understanding of what these terms mean?
Is race, or rather skin pigmentation, representative of a person’s ancestry? Why or why not?
Explain what gene x environment (GxE) interactions are and how your group believes they relate to race. Use Byrd & Hughey (2015) for help.

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