Genetics in the Caribbean show marks of Atlantic slave trade

| | November 18, 2013
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The Caribbean’s complex history has given the area more than diverse languages and delicious food. The indigenous South Americans, Europeans and Africans that came to live in the area, willingly or unwillingly, left their mark in other ways, too.

We previously learned that one gene for skin color in South Asian people can show how populations moved around the Indian subcontinent. Now, a different team of researchers is reporting on how the movement of populations through the Caribbean basin left behind genetic signatures among the people who live there today.

Read the full, original story here: Genetics In The Caribbean Show Marks Of Atlantic Slave Trade

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