The BBC reports on a paper published in the American Journal of Human Genetics in which scientists from the Genographic Project report finding faint DNA traces "left by medieval crusaders in the Middle East," according to the article. "The researchers found that some Christian men in Lebanon carry a DNA signature hailing from Western Europe."

 

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