P., 2009). Understanding human diversity also means to understand how that diversity came about. The low genetic variation among humans, as compared to other species, points to two, not incompatible, evolutionary processes, namely a high dispersal ability leading to limited isolation among populations, and/or a recent origin, too recent indeed for extensive genetic variation to have accumulated ever ... Fascinating, forward-thinking talks that highlight the importance of diversity — in its many forms — within the tech industry.
It is the result of many years of work by Luigi Cavalli-Sforza, one of the most cited scientists in the world, who has published extensively in the use of genetics to understand human migration and evolution. The following definition, from Workforce America! Managing Employee Diversity As a Vital Resource, does a good job of capturing the subjective nature of the term: Diversity is "otherness or those human qualities that are different from our own and outside the groups to which we belong, yet present in other individuals and groups." The degree of genetic diversity in Africa is greater than anywhere else in the world. Progress continues to be made in this important area of genomic research.