The Priests Chromosome?
DNA analysis supports the biblical story of the Jewish priesthood
An analysis of Y chromosomes, which pass from father to son, indicates that Jewish priests, or cohanim, may stem from an ancestor who lived several thousands years ago.
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David B. Goldstein
University of Oxford
Department of Zoology
Oxford OX1 3PS
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and Research Institute
San Francisco State University
Jewish Studies Program
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
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