Human genetic variation  

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Human genetic variation is the genetic diversity of humans and represents the total amount of genetic characteristics observed within the human species. Genetic differences are observed between humans at both the individual and the population level. There may be multiple variants of any given gene in the human population (alleles), leading to polymorphism. Many genes are not polymorphic, meaning that only a single allele is present in the population: that allele is then said to be fixed.

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