IBM finds support for migration from Africa to Eurasia, via South India

The Genographic Project, run by IBM Research and National Geographic, has collected 470,000 DNA samples from the public by employing a thorough ethics policy. The research has contributed towards the genomics and computational biology areas by finding support for a migration route from Africa to South India.

… our findings showed that Eurasian groups were more similar to populations from southern India, than they were to those in Africa. This supports a southern route of migration from Africa via the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait in Arabia, before any movement heading north. It suggests a special role for South Asia in the “out of Africa” expansion of modern humans.

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Read more at IBM Research: Linking genes over generations.