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Christopher Stapleton ANTH 2100-303 Genetic Health Problems Over Generations There are many different origins of human beings in the world today, and every culture or society has their own specific traits that go along with them. The traits could be evolutionary or genetic and they could be good or bad. Most cultures have had these bad traits running throughout their ancestry for many generations, and they still haven’t die off. But why is this? Why aren’t the bad traits dying off? How can we still see genetic diseases in certain cultures and why haven’t we as humans evolved and found a solution to this? “In peoples around the world Tay-Sachs appears once in every 400,000 births” (Jared Diamond 193). But if you happen to be born and have a heritage of Eastern European Jews then you are more likely to get the disease, actually “about once in 3,600 births” (Diamond 193) this occurs. But why is this? How can Eastern European Jews have a greater chance of getting this disease than a Pacific Islander? Well it’s because of their ancestry. “Every human population is
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