Monday, August 03, 2009

African tribe populated rest of the world

"The entire human race outside Africa owes its existence to the survival of a single tribe of around 200 people who crossed the Red Sea 70,000 years ago, scientists have discovered. [...] Professor Li Jin, a geneticist at Fudan University in Shanghai whose laboratory carried out the research, said: “We did not find a single individual [who did not match with this group]. I think we should all be happy with that, as after all, it means that people from all over the world are not all that different from each other.” (Telegraph)

Based on "The Incredible Human Journey" (starting tonight at 9.30pm on BBC Two)

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