Once upon a gene: Untangling the origins of Europeans

  • People
  • Friday, 19 Sep 2014

The genetic origins of modern Europeans may be more complicated than previously thought, a new study reveals.

Ancient people from Siberia who were related to the first humans to enter the Americas during the Ice Age also mingled with prehistoric populations in Europe and left their mark on the DNA of today’s Europeans, scientists say. Their study, published in the journal Nature on Sept 17, is the latest to use sophisticated genetic research to clarify the ancestry of modern populations.

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