New Study Reveals The Perfect Human Genetically Speaking Is From This Caribbean Island!

Perfect Human Being
A professor from Berkeley University has come to the conclusion that the perfect human hails from this Caribbean island. Shutterstock/Creations

It’s not like we didn’t know Latinos are good looking (wink, wink!), and thinking that the “perfect person” shares territory with us, just adds to the numerous list of gorgeous Hispanics that we can proudly call “our people.” It just so happens that Lior Pachter, a computational biologist working in genomics and Berkeley University professor, took it upon himself to find that perfect individual (genetically speaking) after listening to James Watson, a hero in molecular biology and one of the co-discoverers of the DNA structure, spew racist and misogynistic hate at a dinner table they were sharing.

According to Pachter, one of Watson’s obsessions is to “improve” the “imperfect human,” so he wondered if such thing existed. In the introduction to his conclusions, Pachter wrote that through an SNP database (SNP are single nucleotide polymorphisms, the most common type of genetic variation among people, according to the Genetics Home Reference) he was able to “create a ‘perfect human’ in silico by setting the alleles at all SNPs so that they are ‘good,’” and “add the ‘perfect human’ to a panel of genotyped individuals from across a variety of populations and perform PCA (principal component analysis) to reveal the location and population of origin of the individual.”

He explained, “a SNP entry includes fields for ‘magnitude’ (a subjective measure of significance on a scale of 0–10) and ‘repute’ (good or bad), and allele classifications for many diseases and medical conditions.” Pachter also added, “If the genotype of an individual is known at many SNPs, it is therefore possible to guess where they are from.” Taking all that into consideration, the closest genetic information of the “perfect human” is a female who is Puerto Rican. Pachter goes as far as to say that that person already existed and it could’ve been Yuiza (Loíza), a Taína woman who became the only female Cacique (chief) of her tribe in Puerto Rico’s history.

What do you think about Pachter’s findings? Click HERE to read the full entry and see the charts with all the information from his blog.

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Maria G. Valdez

Maria was born and raised in Dominican Republic, where she began her career in journalism covering human interest stories, entertainment, beauty and wellness for a national magazine. She moved to New York City to study Musical Theatre, but went back to journalism after graduating in an attempt of becoming the Latina Carrie Bradshaw. She has an unhealthy obsession with JLo and claims to be Sofia Vergara’s long-lost daughter, and has tried a crazy amount of treatments to keep looking young. She became a Zumba instructor for fun.