Race Environment

It is important to realize the impacts of the environmental or extrinsic factors to the quality of life and gene function such as gene expression, modification, stabilization and human behavior. Environmental or extrinsic factors are not merely limited to weather conditions, it includes disease, disease vectors, disease pathogens, food environment, mutagens, chemicals (natural or synthetic) and factors that affect the psychological and emotional cues within a given population at a given time. Therefore, using “Race” to characterize a population genomic makeup has no proven scientific basis for such classifications. Genetics played unfounded role in race classification during colonialism and slavery due to the fact that “race pioneers” believed in eugenics and that they are superior (genetically, intelligence, behavior etc) to other “races”, an assumption which has no scientific basis, and it is flat-out inaccurate. An Excerpt from an NIH article on gene indicated, “Research reveals that Homo sapiens is one

This content is restricted to site members. If you are an existing user, please login. New users may register below.

Existing Users Log In