An international team led by investigators in Italy explores peopling patterns in the Sahara during a fertile period in the Holocene. Using targeted sequencing on 3.3 million bases of Y chromosome sequencing in more than 100 participants, the researchers identified almost 6,000 potential mutations, including 142 markers that appeared to be informative for population history.

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