Jewish Genetics: 75% of Jews Are Lactose Intolerant and 11 Other Facts

Almost half of Ashkenazim carry at least one of 38 genetic diseases, and our closest genetic relatives are Druze, Bedouin, Palestinians - and Italians.

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Is there such a thing as a “Jewish gene”? No, there isn't. Jews and all other humans are 99.9 percent identical in their genetic make-up, and there is no gene known to exist in Jews that does not exist in...