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Another striking feature of the human genome comes from the comparison of different members of our own species. At the DNA level, we are all 99.9 percent identical. That similarity applies regardless of which two individuals from around the world you choose to compare. Thus, by DNA analysis, we humans are truly part of one family. This remarkably low genetic diversity distinguishes us from most other species on the planet, where the amount of DNA diversity is ten or sometimes even fifty times greater than our own.