Molecular Anthropology

Compare Deoxyribonucleic acid: the chemical inside the nucleus of a cell that carries the genetic instructions for making living organisms.DNA The order of nucleotides in a DNA or RNA molecule, or the order of amino acids in a protein molecule.sequences among modern human groups

  • Similarities and differences

  • Extent of differences

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Genetic differences among modern human people groups should provide evidence for the spread of humanity through the world. Those groups that exhibit the greatest genetic dissimilarity should represent the oldest populations. Therefore, the geographic location for the origin of modern humans can be determined from these studies.
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