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Where might the Finnish/Volga-Ural DNA portion come from?

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Re: Where might the Finnish/Volga-Ural DNA portion come from?

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*interesting study to read and absorb - this along with Oxfords study being released showing that there are MANY BI's having Norwegian/Danish, etc genes in their own WHEN they thought they were long standing BI's on paper - everyone likes to look at the paper trails they make up, however genetic ancestry is what we will never fully know - so what if 6th great g'pa was traced in Sicliy, 8th g'gpa may have come FROM Turkey and 15th g'gpa from Asia.. now add in all the unknowns we have - and it still boils down: we are ALL related*

Few of us know our family histories more than a few generations back. It is therefore easy to overlook the fact that we are all distant cousins, related to one another via a vast network of relationships. Here we use genome-wide data from European individuals to investigate these relationships over the past 3,000 years, by looking for long stretches of genome that are shared between pairs of individuals through their inheritance from common genetic ancestors. We quantify this ubiquitous recent common ancestry, showing for instance that even pairs of individuals from opposite ends of Europe share hundreds of genetic common ancestors over this time period. Despite this degree of commonality, there are also striking regional differences. Southeastern Europeans, for example, share large numbers of common ancestors that date roughly to the era of the Slavic and Hunnic expansions around 1,500 years ago, while most common ancestors that Italians share with other populations lived longer than 2,500 years ago. The study of long stretches of shared genetic material promises to uncover rich information about many aspects of recent population history



http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjo...

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