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Expansive genetic diversity in Africa revealed

Study is largest DNA comparison yet among continent's populations

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2:49pm, April 30, 2009

The largest genetic study of African populations reveals a greater genetic diversity of the continent’s cultural groups than previously known, scientists say. The study also yields insight into the origins of modern humans and the ancestry of African-Americans, researchers report online in Science April 30 and also during an April 29 press teleconference.

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