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Re: Color & Ancestry
In Response To: Color & Ancestry ()


Physical characteristics associated with race - such as skin or hair colour - do not necessarily reflect a person's genetic ancestry, a new study suggests.

Our study makes clear the hazards of equating colour or race with geographical ancestry

A group of scientists - writing in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - have found that people who appear white may genetically be mainly African, while people who look black may genetically be European or Amerindian.

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Color & Ancestry
Re: Color & Ancestry

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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