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

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1) What type of DNA are they using as the basis for their analysis of ancient human 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 speciFc genetic codes making it possible for us to trace back thousands of years ago to the Frst 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 outside of DNA that supports this population being related to the Frst modern humans? a. The Sun/San bushmen population in Africa is the closest relative to our early modern ancestors in the world today. b. Other supporting evidence outside of DNA includes: speech& language; the use of
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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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