Asian DNA Enters Human Origins Fray
A new genetic analysis of blood samples from half of Chinas 58 official ethnic groups and 11 other groups indicates that East Asian populations derive from a lineage in Southeast Asia that originated in Africa.
Cavalli-Sforza, L.L. 1998. The Chinese human genome diversity project. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 95(Sept. 29):11501.
Chu, J.Y. . . . L. Jin. 1998. Genetic relationship of populations in China. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 95(Sept. 29):11763.
L. Luca Cavalli-Sforza
Stanford University School of Medicine
Department of Genetics
Stanford, CA 94305
University of Texas
Human Genetics Center
P.O. Box 20334
Houston, TX 77225
Alan R. Templeton
Department of Biology
St. Louis, MO 63130
From Science News, Vol. 154, No. 14, October 3, 1998,
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