Genetics at the Continental Crossroads

A research team from Penn's Anthropology Department has released a study of genetic markers among populations in the Altai region at the intersection of Russia, Mongolia, China, and Kazakhstan. Led by Associate Professor Theodore Schurr, they compared these markers to those found in Native American populations, searching for the kind of genetic links that indicate common ancestry. The team has published their findings in the most recent issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics. To read more, click here.