Is it possible to tell a person's race based on their DNA?

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Question

Is it possible to tell a person's race based on their DNA?

Answer

I think the best answer here is that there is as much variation within so-called 'racial' groups as there is between them. So I would never want to put a huge amount of confidence is trying to judge 'race' (a slippery definition anyway) on the basis of DNA.

Answered By: Jay Ingram

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