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Truth is in favor of you and me; for the truth of our enemies whom we have been serving here in the U.S.A. for over 400 years (whom we did not know to be our enemies by nature) is the truth that the Black Man must have knowledge of to be able to keep from falling into the deceiving traps that are being laid by our enemies to catch us in their way which is opposed to the way of righteous of whom we are members. ~ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Black American's Y Chromosome: The Root of Human Existence

An African-American family is at the center of a discovery that researchers say pushes back previous estimates of how deep the roots of the human family tree are. Analyzing DNA provided by the kin of a man from South Carolina, they estimate that the most recent common ancestor of all humans with a Y chromosome lived about 338,000 years ago in Africa. The fossil record goes back only about 200,000 years.
"We happened to match this individual's Y chromosome to 11 men that lived in western Cameroon," one of the researchers, University of Arizona professor Michael Hammer, told The Root. The Y chromosome had an extremely rare mutation, a characteristic that belied its ancient origins. "Africans today, as well as African Americans, carry more diversity in their genome than people from other continents," explained Hammer, a condition that fits the "out of Africa" model that says all humans descend from common African ancestors.  The Root...
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