Study says near extinction threatened people

April 24, 2008 By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, AP Writer in /

(AP) -- Human beings may have had a brush with extinction 70,000 years ago, an extensive genetic study suggests. The human population at that time was reduced to small isolated groups in Africa, apparently because of drought, according to an analysis released Thursday.

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"Study says near extinction threatened people" April 24, 2008