NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A pair of investigators from Harvard Medical School and the Broad Institute has taken a fresh look at the human population dispersal patterns after ancient humans made their way out of Africa, using a statistical model that argues against widespread migration via the so-called "southern route."

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