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From: Doug McDonald <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Genetics of the Jews
Date: Sat, 05 Jun 2010 11:10:55 -0500
On 6/5/2010 3:47 AM, Vincent Vizachero wrote:
> Rather than imagine that the Adygei are especially relevant, I suggest
> people focus on the fact that they are a "stand in" for any number of
> other nearby populations that should have been tested but weren't.
> Including non-Jewish samples from Greece, Turkey, Armenia, Iran, Iraq,
> etc. would be necessary in order for us to know whether the Adygei's
> genetic distance to the Jewish populations is special or typical.
Exactly. I have such samples, and as expected they relate to Jews
in the expected way.
What was not expected is that the far southern Italians match the Jews
better than any populations from farther east, including Greeks, Turks,
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