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New study suggests there's no such thing as 'Mexican'

A New Study Suggests There's No Such Thing as 'Mexican'

A new study suggests there's no such thing as "Mexican."

Researchers took a look at the genetic history of people born in Mexico and found more isolated groups than expected.

One thousand people representing 31 different groups were tested and researchers were able to categorize them into 9 distinct groups... with very little intermingling among them. They found someone living in northern Mexico can have extremely different set of genetics as someone from the southern part.

The researchers say the findings are important for medical research and healthcare as ethnic groups may have different risks when it comes to different diseases.

For example: lung disease.

Researchers found a big difference in lung function when it came to genetic diversity in Mexico. According to NBC, there was a 7 percent difference in the amount of air a person can expel in one second when they traveled from the west to the east.

One researcher said, "We were really fascinated by these results because we had expected that 500 years of population movements, immigration and mixing would have swamped the signal of pre-Columbian population structure."

This diversity was compared to the United States also... because of the migration that happened centuries ago, people from California, New York and Texas would likely be just as different.

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q_a_cleaning June 14 2014 at 11:56 AM

It is stories like this one that make me think news casters have very low intelligence. We call them Mexican because they are from Mexico. What is wrong with you. We call Africans, "African" because they are from Africa and Africa has HUNDREDS of varied groups. Do us all a favor and tell your producer to go back to school. k Thnx

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hope June 14 2014 at 12:07 PM

I don't care what they claim to call themselves now, they need to stopping jumping over the border! And the ones that are here, need to be deported!

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sungod2148 June 14 2014 at 11:50 AM

Mexicans??? uhh??? who gives a **** whether their are from peru or argentina! their still coming over here in droves like an insect invasion! demanding America to let them stay cause they occupied the westeren territories once! there's no such thing as an American either !!! big whoop! close the boarders now! no more ILLEAGAL anything! including all that dam cocaine that's funding all this anyway!

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magmtnman60 June 14 2014 at 12:16 PM

Another stupid article from do nothing Bloggers What the hell else would a human be born and bred in Mexico other then a "Mexican" What about a dumb ass "Americn" an "African" a "Swede" a "German" When is this stupid crap going to stop!!!!!!!!! We have no place of Origin ! Mexican is not a Race they are citizens of Mexico

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LARGEHUMAN June 14 2014 at 11:59 AM

How about illegal aliens ? That pretty much covers it !!!

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Bob June 14 2014 at 12:20 PM

Sure, and native Australians are Neanderthals. So what! Close the border!!!

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musomesa June 14 2014 at 12:05 PM

Having a new item like this shows how little the media thinks we know. Since when was "Mexican" a biological category?

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Harley Rider June 14 2014 at 12:21 PM

Of course there is no such thing as Mexicans. Joe Biden declared them all to be American citizens.

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I love you Emily June 14 2014 at 12:08 PM


Close the borders to the drug cartels slipping in the back door while border control is "pre occupied" with baby sitting children being sent over diliberately because the U.S is not enforcing its own laws.

I dont know, maybe they too were "deleted" in some computer gliche.

The country seems to be in the process of being "herded into its financial ruin faster every day. Everything going on around us (and slipping thru) appears to be set up "to that effect".

We will become the next Mexico

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Linda June 14 2014 at 12:57 PM

Guess everyone way younger than myself never had access to the history books I had in school, been a while ago I know but still, everyone should know American expansion to the west had a lot to do with,, weather Indian or Mexican living or owning land in California,Arizona,New Mexico and Texas, well us Americans kicked there ass the hell out of there way and took over those lands. Well anyway I have a lot of respect and reguard for the Mexican and Indian people as well as calling many my friends. Just my view backed by history you could say..................

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