Slashdot | Gene Study Supports Single Bering Strait Migration

November 27, 2007

Slashdot | Gene Study Supports Single Bering Strait Migration

One of the most comprehensive analyses of genetic variation ever undertaken supports the theory that the ancestors of modern native peoples throughout the Americas came from a single source in East Asia across a northwest land bridge some 12,000 years ago. One particular discovery is of a ‘unique genetic variant widespread in natives across both continents — suggesting that the first humans in the Americas came in a single migration or multiple waves from a single source, not in waves of migrations from different sources.’

PLoS Genetics – Genetic Variation and Population Structure in Native Americans
Gene study supports single main migration across Bering Strait

Don’t know how this is going to change my life, but it is interesting!

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