A study of the genetic structure of 126 Ethiopian and 139 Senegalese Y chromosomes by a hierarchical analysis of 30 diagnostic biallelic markers selected from the worldwide Y-chromosome genealogy is published in the December issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics. The researcher, Dr. Peter A. Underhill of Stanford University, believes some present- day Ethiopians and the Khoisanmay may include descendants of the ancestral human population that occupied the eastern region of Africa in the Paleolithic era.
Full Story in the New York Times, Jan 8, 2002.
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