Saturday, March 12, 2022


DNA reveals biggest-ever human family tree, dating back 100,000 years
An excerpt taken from the CNN article by Jack Guy, dated February 24, 2022
“Researchers have used genetics to create the largest human family tree ever made, allowing individuals to find out who their distant ancestors were and where they lived, as well as exactly how they are related to everyone alive today… anyone with access to their own genetic information can work out when their ancestors moved to a particular place, and why they have certain genes. "Simply put, what we did was we created the largest human family tree ever," Wohns said. Anthony Wilder Wohns, is a lead author and postdoctoral researcher at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. "We have a single genealogy that traces the ancestry of all of humanity, and shows how we're all related to each other today… It's basically understanding the entire story of human history that's written in our genes."”

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