"Which species is more diverse, humans or chimps?" asks Michael White at Adaptive Complexity. The answer, he says, is chimps, though both people and chimps are less diverse than fruit flies. He then walks through how genetic diversity is measured and what the genetic differences among human populations are. "Most of the genetic variation among humans has nothing to do with differences in populations," he adds.

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