DNA Finds African Decendents The Most Genetically Complex

May 1, 2009

Africa (ChattahBox) – A new study has found that African DNA is more varied and complex then previously thought, causing many experts to begin doubting the authenticity of commercialized genealogies.

According to the results found in the study of over 100 different ethnic types, Africans have an extremely complex DNA, caused from the mixing of various races over the years. The genetic makeup is so unique, in some cases, that it may be impossible to trace any bloodline origins past a few generations.

“It may be very challenging to trace back ancestry to particular tribes or ethnic groups,” geneticist Sarah Tishkoff said in a recent interview with the Washington Post.

The study also showed that the first modern humans likely came from the Namibia/South African border, and that it is through those original bloodlines that all other races developed, as they move into Eurasia and beyond.

The research included many unstudied tribes throughout Africa, which have so far been almost completely isolated, untouched by the modern world. This has offered the first ever look into the lives of many African natives who have so far been a mystery.

“This is an absolute landmark. It’s incredible,” George Washington University anthropologist, Alison Brooks, said.

“It’s the most comprehensive document ever published describing the very complex issue of African genetic variation.”


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