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Depends on how you view the subject matter. At the holistic level via populations, race does have a scientific basis due to probabilistic outcomes in how physical trait similarities and behavioral patterns emerge/maintain. Think pigmentation differences and cultural practices.

At the reductionist level via individual genes or alle haplogroups, race doesn't have a scientific basis due to granular differences in how individuals or even ethnicities interact with the environment. Think how proneness to myopia can differentiate between ethnic groups within the same race and how even groupings of individuals within the same ethnic group can vary in myopic occurrence via occupations.

To boil it down simply it is a resolution problem. The "realness" of race (and maybe humanity itself) changes by scale. If this wasn't the case personalized medicine and medical testing for human treatment by using animal models (like the fruit fly) wouldn't be feasible. So in short it's Yes and No.

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