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2009-07-22 08:57:07

Genetic research indicates that Australian Aborigines initially arrived via south Asia. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology have found telltale mutations in modern-day Indian populations that are exclusively shared by Aborigines.

2009-02-26 11:01:01

Cutting edge science has finally put to rest a 90-year-old mystery that involved nobility, revolution, murder and the long-romanticized story of a child's escape from the firing squad.

2009-01-27 05:00:00

Affordable Access to DNA Testing Reveals Family History, Genetic Cousins, Ancestral Occupations, Geographic Origins and More PROVO, Utah, Jan.

2008-12-24 09:57:08

Anyone who has watched crime dramas on TV knows that forensic scientists can use DNA "profiling" to identify people from evidence gathered at a crime scene, establish a paternity link or help free an innocent person who has been wrongly jailed. A lesser known but rapidly growing application of DNA profiling is tracing a person's paternal ancestry"”a process known as genetic genealogy. The laboratories performing this testing often differ in their results, making data comparison between...

2008-07-21 08:44:52

GeneTree, a DNA-enabled family history-sharing networking Web site designed to help people understand where their personal histories belong within the greater human genetic story, today added a Y-chromosome DNA testing option allowing participants to search for paternal line ancestors in the world's largest and most diverse genetic genealogy databases.

2008-07-14 03:00:15

By Michael Janairo, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 14--In my family, the stories of our ancestries are tied to faraway people and places. My wife and stepson are linked to the Jews of Eastern Europe. My stepson, on his father's side, has ties to Germany and Scandinavia.

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2008-03-28 07:20:00

A genetic anthropological study known as The Genographic Project has found what is believed to be faint genetic traces left by medieval crusaders in the Middle East.


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