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The Jews have been not only a national and religious group since the second century BC but also have common genetic links derived in the ancient Middle East despite their dispersion throughout the world, sophisticated genetic analysis based in New York has concluded.
The study, which was published on Thursday in the online edition of The American Journal of Human Genetics, also provides the first-ever detailed genetic maps of the three major Jewish subpopulations â€“ a precious resource that can be used to study the genetic origins of disease in non-Jews as well.
The important study, called â€śAbrahamâ€™s Children in the Genome Era: Major Jewish Diaspora Populations Comprise Distinct Genetic Clusters with Shared Middle Eastern Ancestry,â€ť was conducted by Dr. Gil Atzmon and Prof. Edward Burns at Yeshiva Universityâ€™s Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Prof. Harry Ostrer of New York Universityâ€™s...
The article starts: "The Jews have been not only a national and religious group since the second century BC". Ya need to go back a little further than that. Say; the time of Abraham for Family and religion, and Moses for Nation.
"Thus, this study demonstrates that European/Syrian and Middle Eastern Jews represent â€śa series of geographical isolates or clusters woven together by shared identity-by-descent (IBD) genetic threads.â€ť"
This should upset the Mormons and their genealogical aspirations.