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A genomic analysis of ancient DNA reveals the unexpected presence of Mediterranean migrants at Roopkund Lake in the Himalayan Mountains in India, where the presence of skeletal remains of hundreds of individuals has long been a mystery. In the study, researchers analyzed DNA from 38 skeletons found on the lake's shores and find that the individuals cluster into three distinct groups: 23 of South Asian ancestry, 14 of eastern Mediterranean ancestry, and one with Southeast Asian-related ancestry.

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