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So similar, yet so different

Tiny pieces of the genome can already explain many human characteristics. Erika Check Hayden looks at what they might reveal in the future.

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See for an interview with Luca Cavalli-Sforza about his Italian Genome Project and geographic genetic diversity.

See also Editorial, page 755, and Books & Arts, page 785.

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Check Hayden, E. So similar, yet so different. Nature 449, 762–763 (2007).

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