Race and Genetics

Following the completion of the Human Genome Project, the theory of race as a biologically validated concept was strongly disavowed by the scientific community. This argument of the completely social and political nature of race is based on the scientific finding that based on nuclear genomics 'two persons from the same part of the world who look superficially alike are less related to each other than they are to persons from other parts of the world who may look very different.' Also, the view that our entire 'humanness' is encompassed by our genetics is a gross overestimation of the importance of genetics within the complex narrative of the human experience.