Y-Chromosomal Diversity in Lebanon Is Structured by Recent Historical Events (American Journal of Human Genetics)

The most comprehensive genetic study yet on the world’s ancient crossroads—Lebanon—reveals the legacies left by travelers to and invaders of Lebanon. The results show that the Crusaders left chromosomes as well as castles. The results were obtained by a global team of Genographic scientists, led by Dr. Pierre Zalloua of Lebanese American University, Beirut and Dr. Chris Tyler-Smith of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, near Cambridge, UK.