The most genetically diverse human

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Would it be possible to tell who the most genetically diverse human is? What significance for adaptation would there be with a person of such genome? Would that person likely have been born in the United States?
 

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How could a single organism have any genetic diversity? Your genome doesn't change over time, somatic mutations excepted.
 
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Do you mean which human population is the most genetically diverse? Because as Andy said, an individual can't be diverse...well, unless he also contained DNA of a dead twin or something.

For diverse human populations, this is pretty cool: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Naturally-Blonde-Blacks-48181.shtml - Apparently considered one of the most genetically diverse human populations.

In general, human populations in Africa have a greater genetic diversity than in other parts of the world, which makes sense based on the Recent African Origin theory of the origin of modern humans.
 
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Which raises the question: are blonds dumb or beautiful?
 

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