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Study traces genetic remains in Andes, from early settlement through colonial invasion


November 9, 2018

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A multi-center study of the genetic remains of people who settled thousands of years ago in the Andes Mountains of South America reveals a complex picture of human adaptation from early settlement to a split about 9,000 years ago between high and lowland populations to the devastating exposure to European disease in the 16th-century colonial period. Full Story

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University of Chicago Medical Center

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