Genetics of African Khoesan populations maps to Kalahari Desert geography

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 14:23 in Biology & Nature

Geography and ecology are key factors that have influenced the genetic makeup of human groups in southern Africa, according to new research. By investigating the ancestries of twenty-two KhoeSan groups, researchers conclude that the genetic clustering of southern African populations is closely tied to the ecogeography of the Kalahari Desert region.

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