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SNP Study Supports Southern Migration Route to Asia

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Science  11 Dec 2009:
Vol. 326, Issue 5959, pp. 1470
DOI: 10.1126/science.326.5959.1470

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A massive effort to catalog genetic variation among Asians has just weighed in on the peopling of that vast continent. As described on page 1541 of this week's issue of Science, a 40-institution consortium has concluded that Asia was initially settled by a single wave of migration along the coast; exactly when is still to be determined.