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Reading History Through Genetics

December 5, 2012

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A Columbia University engineering study published in the November 2012 issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics demonstrates a new approach used to analyze genetic data to learn more about the history of populations. The authors--the first to develop a method that can describe in detail, events in recent history--focused on two populations, the Ashkenazi Jews and the Masai people of Kenya. Full Story

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