How did we get
here? Where are we going? That and answers to a bunch of other psychobabble could
be in a new study from the University
of Michigan. The study reveals
interesting clues on where humanity started and why is spread out in which
University of Michigan scientists and
their colleagues at the National Institute on Aging have produced the largest
and most detailed worldwide study of human genetic variation, a treasure trove
offering new insights into early migrations out of Africa
and across the globe.
Like astronomers who build ever-larger
telescopes to peer deeper into space, population geneticists like UM's Noah
Rosenberg are using the latest genetic tools to probe DNA molecules in
unprecedented detail, uncovering new clues to humanity's origins.
The latest study characterizes more than
500,000 DNA markers in the human genome and examines variations across 29 populations
on five continents.
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