Expansive genetic diversity in Africa revealed | Science News

ADVERTISEMENT

SCIENCE NEWS NEEDS YOU

Support nonprofit journalism

Subscribe now


News

Expansive genetic diversity in Africa revealed

Study is largest DNA comparison yet among continent's populations

By
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.

This article is only available to Science News subscribers. Already a subscriber? Log in now. Or subscribe today for full access.

Get Science News headlines by e-mail.

More from Science News

From the Nature Index Paid Content