News tagged with ancestry

Can DNA evidence fill gaps in our history books?

If you go back far enough, all people share a common ancestry. But some populations are more closely related than others based on events in the past that brought them together. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press ...

dateSep 17, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Complex genetic ancestry of Americans uncovered

By comparing the genes of current-day North and South Americans with African and European populations, an Oxford University study has found the genetic fingerprints of the slave trade and colonisation that shaped migrations ...

dateMar 24, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Permira buys for $1.6 bn

European private equity group Permira will take over the popular Nasdaq-listed genealogy website for $1.6 billion in cash, Permira announced on Monday.

dateOct 22, 2012 in Business
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