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Genographic Project and University of Pennsylvania Scientists Illuminate the Ancient History of Circumarctic Peoples

Two studies led by National Geographic’s Genographic Project scientists and University of Pennsylvania anthropologists reveal new information about the migration patterns of the first humans to settle the Americas.…

Afghans Share Unique Genetic Heritage, DNA Analysis Shows (National Geographic Society)

A study by the Genographic Project has found that the majority of all known ethnic Afghans share a unique genetic heritage derived from a common ancestral population that most likely emerged during the Neolithic revolution and the formation of early …

Afghans Share Unique Genetic Heritage, DNA Analysis Shows

A study by the Genographic Project has found that the majority of all known ethnic Afghans share a unique genetic heritage derived from a common ancestral population that most likely emerged during the Neolithic revolution and the formation of early …

Basque Roots Revealed Through DNA Analysis (National Geographic Society)

The Genographic Project has conducted the most comprehensive analysis to date of Basque genetic patterns, showing that Basque genetic uniqueness predates the arrival of agriculture in the Iberian Peninsula some 7,000 years ago……

Basque Roots Revealed Through DNA Analysis

The Genographic Project has conducted the most comprehensive analysis to date of Basque genetic patterns, showing that Basque genetic uniqueness predates the arrival of agriculture in the Iberian Peninsula some 7,000 years ago. Through detailed DNA analysis……

Early Humans’ Route Out of Africa ‘Confirmed’ (BBC News)

A six-year effort to map the genetic patterns of humankind appears to confirm that early people first left Africa by crossing into Arabia.…

Ancestry Project to Map DNA Paths of Student Origins (Cornell Chronicle)

Despite our remarkably diverse community, all of us can trace our ancient genetic origin back to East Africa, the cradle of humanity.…

Migrants From the Near East ‘Brought Farming to Europe’ (BBC News)

Farming in Europe did not just spread by word-of-mouth, but was introduced by migrants from the ancient Near East, a study suggests.…

Ancient DNA Indicates Farmers, Not Just Farming, Spread West (Public Library of Science—Biology)

The Genographic Project published a study in the journal PLoS Biology revealing the complex genetic changes that occurred in early European populations. Studying mitochondrial DNA, the researchers analyzed human remains at one of the first farming sites in Europe, from …

Influences of History, Geography, and Religion on Genetic Structure: The Maronites in Lebanon (European Journal of Human Genetics)

Cultural expansions, including of religions, frequently leave genetic traces of differentiation and in-migration. These expansions may be driven by complex doctrinal differentiation, together with major population migrations and gene flow. The aim of Genographic Project scientist Marc El Habr’s study, …