We are all 99.9 percent genetically equal. It is one one-hundredth of one percent of genetic material that makes the difference between any one of us.

Barry Schuler

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“Genomics 101.” Taste3 2008. Jun. 2008. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Genomics 101." Taste3 2008. Jun. 2008. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote from entrepreneur Barry Schuler means that human DNA is 99.9 percent similar from one person to the next. So, while we may feel that people are quite different from one another, on a genetic level, this is not the case. The quote is from Schuler's 2008 TED Talk about scientific advances in interpreting and understanding genetic code, including decoding the human genome. Watch the full TED Talk here: Barry Schuler - Genomics 101