Y-Chromosome and mtDNA Genetics Reveal Significant Contrasts in Affinities of Modern Middle Eastern Populations with European and African Populations (PLOS ONE)

A new study compares the maternal and paternal DNA of populations in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. The study found that while both male and female lineages from most areas of the Middle East show affinities with North Africa, female lineages from the Levant have a stronger connection to Europe.