Do every ethnicity or race has a certain genetic characteristic ?

For example

East african are tall skinny with Caucasian features but western Africans are more muscled around the body including the buttock..

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  • 2 weeks ago

    We are all descended from the whole human race sometime back in the Bronze Age.  The genetic basis of ethnicity tends to melt away as one looks at the human genome in more detail.  It amounts to this:  There are the San people, who are the most genetically diverse and began to become distinct about 200 000 years ago (although like everyone they interbred), then the "purebred" Homo sapiens population divided into about five different genetic groups in Afrika south of the Sahara, then a second set of diverse groups in Central Asia, then the rest of us.

  • Hello, i add, and according my mind the Post-Modernity, we the all are sons of the prophet Adam, but because each group lived in different environment previously, then that environments shaped them race and cultures, thus the genome may shaped by the person environment, but we can modify the genome artificially.

  • John P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    All races have far more in common with other races than any minor differences between them.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes. That's why they're races.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes. The difference in races reflects the adaptations isolated populations made to their specific environments.

  • 2 months ago

    Yes, they have the same genetic characteristics as all humans. 

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No. Ethnicity is not about genetics, and races of humans don't exist.

    The races that do exist exist because humans bred those animals to have a bunch of genetic traits.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Not at all, ethnic groups are not based on genetics but on things they have in common, such as language, or cultural customs or religion. Take, for example, Hispanics. People are called that if their first language is Spanish. That means people from Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, Argentina, Mexico, Bolvia, and Costa Rica, among others, can be considered Hispanics. Hispanics may have European ancestors, native American ancestors and African ancestors and a mix of all three.

    Some ethnicities, for example, the Miao people in China, may be slightly different genetically than the majority Han Chinese, but DNA studies show that there have been historical admixing between the Northern Han Chinese and the Miao. Therefore the Miao cannot be defined on the basis of genetics either. East Africa has seen some migrations from Europe. For example, the R1b y chromosome haplogroup that is characteristic of western Europeans can also be found in Ethiopia and other East African countries. In fact, the R1b haplogroup can also be found in some Chinese. East Africans are more slender with longer arms and legss because they are adapted to a hot climate and their bodies have evolved a larger surface area to volume ratio to help them lose excess body heat quickly to avoid heat stroke. In contrast, West Africans are adapted to a cooler climate and their more muscular bodies help them hunt since they do not have to jog long distances to find their prey, unlike East Africans. West Africans live near forests, so they can hide and surprise their animal prey. East Africans live in open areas where they have a different hunting strategy of inducing their prey to sprint repeatedly and becoming disabled because of heat exhaustion. East Africans have evolved to be slim, long distance runners and West Africans have evolved to be more muscular since they need strength to hunt but they do not need as much endurance. Europeans are actually similar to West Africans as they are more muscular than East Africans.

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