lørdag den 16. august 2008

The Genetic Map of Europe

Dette minder mig om en bog jeg læste for nogen år siden, The Journey of Man, som fortæller hvorledes genetiske markører hos mænd kan fortælle i hvilken rækkefølge at verden er blevet befolket af 44 individer fra Afrika ...

This reminds me of a book I read some years ago, The Journey of Man, in which the story about mans travel from Africa and to the rest of the world. 44 individuals from Africa are all that the rest of the world descends from ...

Find it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Journey-Man-Genetic-Odyssey/dp/0812971469/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1218914241&sr=1-1


Biologists have constructed a genetic map of Europe showing the degree of relatedness between its various populations.

All the populations are quite similar, but the differences are sufficient that it should be possible to devise a forensic test to tell which country in Europe an individual probably comes from, said Manfred Kayser, a geneticist at the Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands.


Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/13/science/13visual.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

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