The children of Abraham in the age of the genome. The main Jewish populations of the diasporas with a common Middle Eastern ancestry A(the so-called study conducted by Dr. Gil Atzmon, professor, Abraham’s Children in the Genome Era: Major Jewish Diaspora Populations Comprise Distinct Genetic Clusters with Shared Middle Eastern Ancestry) Edward Burns of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Professor Harry Oster from the New York University School of Medicine and Professor Eitan Friedman of the Israeli medical center Tel-Ha-Shomer.
Scientists traced their Jewish roots right up to the very ends. And for the sake of this, we studied the genomes of the representatives of the three most numerous Jewish populations – Ashkenazi, Sephardim, and Mizrakh. The first is the Jews of Eastern and Central Europe, the second – Turkish, Italian and Greek Jews, the third – the Jews of Syria, Iraq, and Iran.
It turned out that all Jews, regardless of populations, are genetically almost identical. Like brothers or sisters. But they are very different from non-Jews.
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