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What does RGD stand for?

RGD stands for Random Genetic Drift (evolutionary genetics)

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Apart from this, analyses of disease-related genes of higher prevalence in the Ashkenazi Jewish population indicate that only a minority of traits show signs of positive selection, suggesting that most have arisen through random genetic drift, revealed researchers at Emory University School of Medicine.
A particular characteristic might result from random genetic drift, the novel use of a feature adapted for a different function, or could occur as an incidental by-product of an adaptation, Lewontin and Gould pointed out.