Topic: DNA research

Genetic Study Confirms Link between Earliest Americans and Modern Native Americans

May 15, 2014

The ancient remains of a teenage girl found in an underwater Mexican cave establish a definitive link between the earliest Americans and modern Native Americans, according to a new study released today in the journal Science.

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Aztec Conquest Altered Genetics among Early Mexico Inhabitants, New DNA Study Shows

Jan. 30, 2013

For centuries, the fate of the original Otomí inhabitants of Xaltocan, the capital of a pre-Aztec Mexican city-state, has remained unknown. Researchers have long wondered whether they assimilated with the Aztecs or abandoned the town altogether.

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