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April 13, 2005

DNA to trace journey of human race

This is fascinating:

The National Geographic Society launches a massive project today to trace the migratory history of humans.

The five-year effort will involve the collection and analysis of DNA from more than 100,000 people worldwide.

“We already have a general view of the very early Paleolithic migrations,” said geneticist Spencer Wells, a National Geographic explorer-in-residence who will lead the project. “Humans spread out of Africa, then moved out of Eurasia, but it gets very hazy after that. We're going to nail down the details of that story.”

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The main question I have is what assumptions is the study based upon? More later ...

Posted by Blogorithm at April 13, 2005 03:35 AM


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