Uncommon Knowledge: Is your DNA unique?

It’s considered common knowledge now that no two people are exactly alike, and that those differences are coded right into our DNA. You may be surprised to learn, however, that all of those differences between us only appear in only 1% of our DNA. That means that in 99% of our genetic makeup, the entire human race is exactly alike. If it seems impossible that just 1% could account for the variety found among earth’s population: 97% of our DNA is exactly the same as that of an orangutan!

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Written by Nathan

Nathan is a copywriter, who helps create our product descriptions as well as our weekly emails. He is also a nationally award-winning musical theater writer, whose work includes an adaptation of Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver. Nathan has also been a classical violinist, tutored Kazakhstani jewelers in entrepreneurship, created large-scale games played across entire city blocks, served as a missionary in South Korea, conducted experiments in sonoluminescence, co-founded an exotic fruit-growing business, was a theater critic for Tucson Weekly, and as a teenager composed a women’s jazz quartet that is currently performed around the world.

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