All humans are 99.9% alike, DNA study reveals

According to Wits University education specialist Ian McKay, all humans are 99.9% alike.

The National Health Laboratory has been doing these tests on people who would like to find out their family origins.

Except for the colour of the skin, we are not as different as some people have tried to claim over the years, says Mckay.

If you look at us genetically you'll find that we are almost identical and the differences are brought about by a few, tiny genetic differences.

Ian McKay, Wits University education specialist

To hear more of this interview, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : All humans are 99.9% alike, DNA study reveals


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
KFC incident, a boil that is bursting - analyst

KFC incident, a boil that is bursting - analyst

Stephen Grootes spoke to Professor Melissa Steyn, head of the Wits centre for Diversity Studies.

St John's headmaster lied about transformation consultation, parent confirms

St John's headmaster lied about transformation consultation, parent confirms

St John's parent and Wits Professor, Sarah Nuttall, says the school's leadership has lost the trust of many parents.

BLF paid to disrupt those tackling state capture and Guptas - Anton Harber

BLF paid to disrupt those tackling state capture and Guptas - Anton Harber

On Thursday evening members of the BLF movement disrupted an event hosted by Amabhungane Institute for Investigative Journalism.

Should you take antibiotics or shouldn't you? That is the question

Should you take antibiotics or shouldn't you? That is the question

Prof Guy Richards, director of critical care at Wits advises that doctors should stop giving antibiotics for colds and flu.

[Watch] Ons was nooit wit genoeg nie, nou ons is nie swart genoeg nie

[Watch] Ons was nooit wit genoeg nie, nou ons is nie swart genoeg nie

Angry and frustrated Eldorado Park resident says government does not care about coloured people.

ConCourt expected to rule on municipal debt liability

ConCourt expected to rule on municipal debt liability

New Ventures Consulting and Services has spearheaded the legal bid since 2013. A ruling is expected on Tuesday.

Popular articles
[WATCH] An  excruciating moment as  woman jumps into frozen lake...ouch!

[WATCH] An excruciating moment as woman jumps into frozen lake...ouch!

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

'Momentum did nothing wrong, legally. But the man died protecting his family!'

'Momentum did nothing wrong, legally. But the man died protecting his family!'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews consumer journalist Wendy Knowler.

'The universe is an extremely high-risk investment by the Creator'

'The universe is an extremely high-risk investment by the Creator'

Bruce Whitfield interviews Professor David Block about his attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Markus Jooste will absolutely hate this book by FM Editor Rob Rose

Markus Jooste will absolutely hate this book by FM Editor Rob Rose

Financial Mail Editor Rob Rose talks about his book, “Steinheist: Markus Jooste, Steinhoff and SA’s biggest corporate fraud”.

Wife of Nathan Ganas speaks out over Momentum's refusal to pay up

Wife of Nathan Ganas speaks out over Momentum's refusal to pay up

Momentum has refused to pay a R2.4 million policy payout citing a non-disclosure breach

6 dumbest things people in their 20s do with money

6 dumbest things people in their 20s do with money

Sam Beckbessinger, the author of “Manage Your Money like a F*cking Grownup,” has some tips, so you don’t have to live with regret.

[LISTEN] 'We will not pay out the insurance claim', MMI CEO tells Eusebius

[LISTEN] 'We will not pay out the insurance claim', MMI CEO tells Eusebius

Eusebius McKaiser engages MMI CEO in a fiery debate about why they won't pay gunshot victim's R2.4 million policy claim.

VW vehicle nightmare to cost customer R23 000  after third engine fails

VW vehicle nightmare to cost customer R23 000 after third engine fails

A brand new Touran that's had three new engines since 2012 is about to cost the customer R23 000 for a fourth engine.