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Lab Assignment#3 07/15/08 Principles of Biology II, BI120 Dr. Wilson “THE JOURNEY OF MAN” 1) What type of DNA are they using as the basis for their analysis of ancient hu- man migrations in this video? What are some of the advantages of using this type of DNA? a. DNA taken from blood samples was used as their basis for analysis. b. The advantages of using this type of DNA are: 1) DNA carries specific genetic codes making it possible for us to trace back thousands of years ago to the first known origins of modern human existence. 2) Y chromosomes remain the same and get passed from father to son, making it easier to trace their paternal ancestry. 2) Based on the data from the DNA is question what population is most related to the oldest lineages of modern humans in the world today? Is there evidence out- side of DNA that supports this population being related to the first modern hu- mans? a. The Sun/San bushmen population in Africa is the closest relative to our early mod-
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This note was uploaded on 07/16/2008 for the course BI 120 taught by Professor Wilson during the Summer '08 term at Mass Colleges.

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Lab_Assignment#3 - Lab Assignment#3 07/15/08 Principles of...

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