Researchers find Highland East Asian origin for prehistoric Himalayan populations

Posted by on June 20, 2016 8:10 pm
Categories: Science

Researchers have conducted the first ancient DNA investigation of the Himalayan arc, generating genomic data for eight individuals ranging in time from the earliest known human settlements to the establishment of the Tibetan Empire. The findings demonstrate that the genetic make-up of high-altitude Himalayan populations has remained remarkably stable despite cultural transitions and exposure to outside populations through trade.

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