Tracing Jewish roots
Genome study helps map Diaspora, highlights how heritages blended
By Tina Hesman Saey, 14:36 PM June 3, 2010
Scientists taking a genomewide view of ancestry have traced the genetic roots of seven Jewish groups.
The study examines genetic markers spread across the entire genome — the complete set of genetic instructions for making a human — and shows that the Jewish groups share large swaths of DNA, indicating close relationships. Comparison with genetic data from non-Jewish groups indicates that all the Jewish groups originated in the Middle East. From there, groups of Jews moved to other parts o...
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