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Native American Populations Share Gene Signature
New Scientist ^ | 2-14-2007 | Roxanne Khamsi

Posted on 02/14/2007 10:58:14 AM PST by blam

Native American populations share gene signature

00:01 14 February 2007
NewScientist.com news service
Roxanne Khamsi

A distinctive, repeating sequence of DNA found in people living at the eastern edge of Russia is also widespread among Native Americans, according to a new study.

The finding lends support to the idea that Native Americans descended from a common founding population that lived near the Bering land bridge for some time.

Kari Schroeder at the University of California in Davis, US, and colleagues sampled the genes from various populations around the globe, including two at the eastern edge of Siberia, 53 elsewhere in Asia and 18 Native American populations. The study examined samples from roughly 1500 people in total, including 445 Native Americans.

The team looked for a series of nine repeating chunks of DNA, known as 9RA, which falls in a non-coding region of chromosome 9.

They found the 9RA sequence in at least one member of all the Native American populations tested, such as the Cherokee and Apache people. The two populations in eastern Siberia, where the Bering land bridge once connected Asia to North America, also tested positive for the 9RA sequence.

The 9RA sequence did not appear in any of the other Asian populations examined in the study, including those from other parts of Siberia, from Mongolia or Japan.

Multiple migrations?

According to Schroeder, the high prevalence of this gene marker among native populations of North and South America - and its absence in most of Asia - lends strong support to the idea that Native Americans can trace their ancestry to a common founding population.

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1 posted on 02/14/2007 10:58:14 AM PST by blam
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To: SunkenCiv; Coyoteman

GGG Ping.


2 posted on 02/14/2007 10:58:43 AM PST by blam
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To: blam; martin_fierro

genetic genealogy ping?


3 posted on 02/14/2007 10:59:39 AM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( New Update to Abortion Section of FRhomepage: it's now the Abortion/Euthanasia Section, for one.)
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To: blam

bump


4 posted on 02/14/2007 11:00:45 AM PST by VOA
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To: blam
Journey Of Mankind
5 posted on 02/14/2007 11:03:28 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

"...oh the thought of ancestors brings a tear to my eye....Im a what?????...a Sicilian?????"

6 posted on 02/14/2007 11:04:29 AM PST by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: blam
IOWS.....they CAME to this country just like everybody else.......did they kill fish and deer to survive?

....put edible plants in the ground?.

..fight off bear and other malicious animals?.

....build protection from the weather?.

....burn wood for fuel?.

..

sounds like Puritans and Pilgrims to me...

7 posted on 02/14/2007 11:06:40 AM PST by cherry
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To: blam
EVE!

The holder of this title is believed by some to have lived about 140,000 years ago in what is now Ethiopia, Kenya or Tanzania. The time she lived is calculated based on the molecular clock technique of correlating elapsed time with observed genetic drift.

Mitochondrial Eve is the most recent common ancestor of all human via the mitochondrial DNA pathway, not the unqualified MRCA of all humanity. All living humans can trace their ancestry back to the MRCA via at least one of their parents, but Mitochondrial Eve can only be reached via the maternal line. Therefore, she necessarily lived much longer ago than the MRCA of all humanity.

If she is everyone's great great Grandmother, many centuries removed, then we're all cousins and AFRICAN-Whatevers!!!

8 posted on 02/14/2007 11:13:00 AM PST by Young Werther
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To: blam

Blood-thirsty savages?


9 posted on 02/14/2007 11:17:33 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: blam

This could explain the failure of Indian Tribal governments as well.


10 posted on 02/14/2007 11:26:56 AM PST by An Old NCO
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To: Young Werther
Brian Sykes, the author of "Seven Daughters Of Eve," now says that he should have had eight daughters.
11 posted on 02/14/2007 11:28:37 AM PST by blam
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To: blam; FairOpinion; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 24Karet; 3AngelaD; 49th; ...
Thanks Blam.
its absence in most of Asia
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12 posted on 02/14/2007 11:30:17 AM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Wednesday, February 14, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: blam
A scientific writer, editor or proofreader that can't spell.

The 9RA mutation probably occurred in an ancestral population located at the eastern edge of Siberia, which subsequently migrated over the Bering land bridge, Schroeder says (watch how the land bridge was gradually submerged as see levels rose).

13 posted on 02/14/2007 11:33:50 AM PST by OrangeDaisy
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To: blam

But what about the red-haired, blue-eyed Indians who spoke Welsh?


14 posted on 02/14/2007 11:39:10 AM PST by CholeraJoe (The only Americans who need to know where Syria is are the navigators on the bombers.)
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15 posted on 02/14/2007 11:41:58 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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Solutrian migration.


16 posted on 02/14/2007 11:42:18 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: blam

I'm not confident that our native American populations are any longer distinct from one another, at least not in the west. Due to the requirement that reservations maintain a certain size population to remain an official reservation, our local reservation takes in anyone with any type of Indian family history, including Mexican Indians.


17 posted on 02/14/2007 11:46:59 AM PST by Eva
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To: blam

OK, blam, you caught me lost in the Journey of Mankind for maybe the 4th time...LOL! It's such a good site.


18 posted on 02/14/2007 1:14:48 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Eva

Plus, there has been a large amount of admixture with European and African descent populations.


19 posted on 02/14/2007 1:54:03 PM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( New Update to Abortion Section of FRhomepage: it's now the Abortion/Euthanasia Section, for one.)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

The average percentage of native blood on the reservation is very small indeed. I suspect that is the reason for accepting Mexican Indians. I think that the percentage of native blood may be higher.


20 posted on 02/14/2007 1:59:24 PM PST by Eva
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To: blam

American Indians are a product of multiple migration. The latest migrations is what is the gene.


21 posted on 02/14/2007 1:59:57 PM PST by Ptarmigan (Ptarmigans will rise again!)
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To: Vaquero
a Sicilian

Yup, he was a Fake Indian.

22 posted on 02/14/2007 2:53:13 PM PST by happygrl
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To: blam
They found the 9RA sequence in at least one member of all the Native American populations tested,

Doesn't really sound all that rousing of an endorsement.

Even less so, when one looks at all the major milling around & changing of "ancestral territories" that has gone on among the tribes just since Europeans arrived.

23 posted on 02/14/2007 6:01:47 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: blam

Could that be a result of westward migration? or of bidirectional migration? Is the storied "land bridge" strictly one-way?


24 posted on 02/14/2007 6:10:24 PM PST by ThanhPhero (di hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
"OK, blam, you caught me lost in the Journey of Mankind for maybe the 4th time...LOL! "

It get me all the time. Go here and click on 'Genetic Markers' (at the bottom) and see if you can help me locate the 9RA mentioned in this article.

25 posted on 02/14/2007 6:30:54 PM PST by blam
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To: martin_fierro

martin, My brother and I want to have our DNA checked. How should we go about it? I don't know the first step.


26 posted on 02/14/2007 6:39:30 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Vaquero

He was actually from the Watsituya or Fugawe tribe. I'm not absolutely certain.


27 posted on 02/14/2007 6:52:36 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: blam

You are an evil person! Do you know how long I've been lost in that site! LOL! I'm still looking...


28 posted on 02/14/2007 8:08:42 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: sheik yerbouty
He was actually from the Watsituya or Fugawe tribe. I'm not absolutely certain.

You're doing better than I am; I just know he wasn't Hekawi.

29 posted on 02/14/2007 8:09:39 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: Ditter
"martin, My brother and I want to have our DNA checked. How should we go about it? I don't know the first step."

My sister and I both ordered our DNA test kits from here today for $107.50 each. She is asking for a mtDNA (female) and I'm asking for the Y chromosome (male) test.

Also, you may want to read this article too.

The Genographic Project (Have Your DNA Checked, Find Your Roots)"

Click the link I made in post #25...for more info.

30 posted on 02/14/2007 8:51:06 PM PST by blam
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
"You are an evil person! Do you know how long I've been lost in that site! LOL! I'm still looking..."

LOL. I lose hours on these things.

31 posted on 02/14/2007 8:52:04 PM PST by blam
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To: blam
Thanks blam, that is just the kind of advice I have been wanting.
32 posted on 02/14/2007 8:55:20 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter
You may consider reading this book too. I've begun reading it for the 2nd time.

Origins Of The British

This book will help you decipher your origins once you get your DNA done.

33 posted on 02/14/2007 9:19:14 PM PST by blam
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To: ApplegateRanch

He may have pow wowed with the Sosumis..


34 posted on 02/14/2007 11:23:41 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: blam

Thanks again, I'll get it. I have pure Brit ancestry as far as I can tell. My husband has half Brit half French ancestry.


35 posted on 02/15/2007 3:15:58 AM PST by Ditter
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To: blam
"The two populations in eastern Siberia, where the Bering land bridge once connected Asia to North America, also tested positive for the 9RA sequence." Ain't chain migration just grand!
36 posted on 02/15/2007 5:11:28 AM PST by Sam Ketcham (Amnesty means vote dilution, & increased taxes to bring us down to the world poverty level.)
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To: Young Werther

"If she is everyone's great great Grandmother, many centuries removed, then we're all cousins and AFRICAN-Whatevers!!!"

But where does the infusion of alien DNA fit in? I mean, perhaps we are all Vulcan-whatevers.


37 posted on 02/15/2007 5:19:31 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Crom! Non-Sequitur = Pee Wee Herman.)
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To: Lee'sGhost

Perhaps you need to watch "2001 a Space Odyssey". Pay attention to the end where the Star Child is hovering over the Earth and smiling.


38 posted on 02/15/2007 6:28:09 AM PST by Young Werther
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To: Young Werther

No no no . . . that's the NEXT phase of evolution.


39 posted on 02/15/2007 7:05:06 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Crom! Non-Sequitur = Pee Wee Herman.)
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To: Lee'sGhost

The Obelisk was planted during the early stage of the humanoid's development. Whose to say there wasn't some "monkey businees" goin' on!


40 posted on 02/15/2007 7:35:45 AM PST by Young Werther
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To: Young Werther

That's my theory and I'm sticking to it.


41 posted on 02/15/2007 7:40:26 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Crom! Non-Sequitur = Pee Wee Herman.)
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To: ThanhPhero

Bravo! :')


42 posted on 02/19/2007 9:02:18 AM PST by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Thursday, February 15, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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A distinctive, repeating sequence of DNA found in people living at the eastern edge of Russia is also widespread among Native Americans, according to a new study. The finding lends support to the idea that Native Americans descended from a common founding population that lived near the Bering land bridge for some time.
The finding lends support to the idea that Native Americans are the ancestors of the population that lives near the Bering strait today.

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