Re: Clarification on relationship between Morphology and genes

MacNetscape User at Texas A&M (
Tue, 16 Jul 1996 14:13:18 -0500

Hi guys,

I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation for the prompt
and edifying response to my inquiry. In case you are interested on
the specific source of my confusion, I quote below from an article
written by James Shreeve which appeared in Discover, Nov. 1994.

"..the vast majority of human genetic variation occurs within
populations, not between them, with only 6 percent accounted for
by race, according to a classic study done in 1972 by geneticist
Richard Lewontin of Harvard." (Discover, Nov. 1994)

Is it therefore safe for me to conclude, based on what has been
posted thus far and what I have read elsewhere, that probably more
recent scientific evidence have superseded Lewontin 1972 conclusions?

Thanks again!

Ricky Ferrell