The internet is not the only one we can rely on to keep us safe from extinction.
According to new research from University of Cambridge, if you look at the genomes of species living today, you’ll find that the number of genetic variations that are common in humans is significantly lower than it used to be.
In the world of biology and computer science, there are lots of things that we don’t know about, and even when we do know something, we don, too, sometimes have to wait a long time for the data to come back.
In particular, this research, published in PLOS ONE, found that the majority of genetic variation in our species comes from the two lines of human ancestors who evolved from a single common ancestor in Africa around 100,000 years ago.
The researchers also found that some of this variation is common across different species.
The first major step in understanding the diversity of our genetic history is to study genomes of ancient species, so that we can understand how they evolved and what led to them.
This is what we do in biology, but when it comes to human evolution, we are still figuring out what it means to be human.
This is why our understanding of the genetic variation within our species is still evolving.
In this new study, the researchers used a database of more than 5 million human genomes to analyse the genetic diversity of species from around the world.
They looked at the frequency of certain gene variants in different species, and the genes that are shared between them.
The results showed that the diversity in our genome is very low.
“We found that, at most, 10 to 15% of the variation in the genomes we have today is from lineages that are only present in a small fraction of species that we have,” lead author, Prof. Andrew Jones, explained to Engadgets.
“If we were to extrapolate this across species, the result would be that at least one third of the diversity we have is due to a single mutation.”
The researchers also used the analysis of more genomes to show how genetic diversity varies across different populations of humans, and found that even in the most remote parts of the world, there is still a substantial amount of variation.
“Our analysis suggests that, in the past, when human populations diverged, there was a lot of variation in how these different species responded to selection,” Jones said.
The researchers say that we may be able to use this knowledge to help prevent the extinction of species.
“We know that certain kinds of genetic differences between populations are a risk to biodiversity, and that we need to be able for us to know whether these differences are harmful or beneficial,” Jones explained.
Jones added that, despite the fact that there are very few other animals that we know of that can reproduce as easily as humans do, we should not underestimate the value of genetic diversity.
“If we can look at genomes of extinct animals, we can hopefully identify ways to preserve species that are in trouble,” he said.
“For example, we know that a variety of viruses can reproduce through the use of a single virus genome, which means we can prevent a virus from spreading and killing a whole group of people.
We can also identify ways of stopping a virus in its tracks.
We could then stop the spread of viruses that are already causing illness.
And if we can figure out how to prevent a gene variant that might be harmful, we might be able even stop the genetic changes that lead to the spread.”