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Computer Program Traces Ancestry Using Anonymous DNA Samples


September 20, 2007

genetic mapping A group of computer scientists, mathematicians and biologists from around the world have developed a computer algorithm that can help trace the genetic ancestry of thousands of individuals in minutes, without any prior knowledge of their background. The team's findings will be published in the September 2007 edition of the journal PLoS Genetics. Full Story

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