Ashkenazi Origins | GenomeWeb

Ashkenazi Origins

A fracas among scientists has broken out over whether genomic information has shown that most Jews share a common origin place in the Middle East, a question that has implications over racial and ethnic identity issues, but also may be tied to claims about rights to land, Rita Rubin writes in the Jewish Daily Forward.

The central dispute is about the long-asked question: "Where in the world did Ashkenazi Jews come from?" Rubin explains.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Ivanka Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos call on girls to pursue STEM careers, the Associated Press reports.

Some science companies will be taking part in next month's March for Science, Fortune reports.

In Genome Research this week: longitudinal study of Burkholderia cenocepacia isolates from cystic fibrosis patients, long-read assembly approach, and more.

Shale oil companies are turning to DNA sequencing to find spots to drill, Reuters reports.