Saturday, January 30, 2016

Eurasians did not invade Africa

Nature mag reports:
An error has forced researchers to go back on their claim that humans across the whole of Africa carry DNA inherited from Eurasian immigrants. ...

Manica is not yet sure if Science will change the title of the paper, ‘Ancient Ethiopian genome reveals extensive Eurasian admixture throughout the African continent’. But if the team had caught the error earlier, he says, “I’m sure we would have phrased things differently”.
Eurasians have Neanderthal DNA, and Africans do not. So that claim never made sense to me.

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