Over at Genetic Future, Daniel MacArthur discusses the recent Lao paper from Current Biology that genotyped 2,514 people from 23 different European subpopulations. The researchers looked at 300,000 genetic markers and constructed a genetic map -- one that MacArthur says can nearly tell you your postcode.

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