A forthcoming article by two economists says it is. These economists tell us that relative genetic diversity is a major factor impacting societies' development and economic success. But their association between human genetic diversity, history, and economic development and success is superficial and built on a framework of poor assumptions and mistaken interpretations of what we know about human genomic variation and what it means. A whole group of Harvard faculty takes the authors to task for just these issues. Economic success is not in our DNA.

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