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Science  22 Sep 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5487, pp. 2057
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5487.2057

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Migration and Colonization in Human Microevolution. Alan Fix. Cambridge University Press, New York, 1999. 254 pp. $69.95. ISBN 0-521-59206-2.

Combining perspectives from biological and social scientists, Fix examines how migration has affected the patterns of genetic variation in human populations. His synthesis uses a diverse set of empirical studies and computer simulations to test and improve models developed by population geneticists.