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Southern Europeans more African than thought

| | June 6, 2013
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Southern Europeans get a significant portion of their genetic ancestry from North Africa, new research suggests.

The findings, published today June 3, 2013 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggest the impact of these connections went beyond culture and architecture, and may explain why Southern Europeans have more genetic diversity than their northern counterparts.

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