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Bred in the Bone

2013-01-20 21:37:52.85803+00 by petronius 0 comments

From the Chicago Tribune: the National Geographic is running a scam project to show people where their ancestry flows out prehistoric Africa and across the world. A woman tried to find if she had any Hawaiian blood and discovered she had:

native Hawaiian blood, as well as sub-Saharan African, South Asian, Southeast Asian, Southwest Asian, Northern European, South African and Mediterranean. Her mtDNA showed her mother's ancestors were in the first wave of migrants who left Africa. She also is 3 percent Neanderthal or Denisovan.

3% Neandertal??!!? So much after 250,000 years? Can she use that ancestry to get a United Neandertal College Fund grant, or maybe open up a casino?

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