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July 15, 2008

Rare Mitochondrial Variant Discovered (Human Mutation)

The Genographic Project today released an updated version of its public participation mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) database. Included is a previously undiscovered mtDNA sequence with a 154-nucleotide deletion, constituting nearly one percent of the total mtDNA genome. The unprecedented size and …

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July 1, 2007

Out of Africa (Vanity Fair)

Somewhere between 80,000 and 50,000 years ago, Africa saved Homo sapiens from extinction. Charting the DNA shared by more than six billion people, a population geneticist—and director of the Genographic Project—suggests……

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