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In this week's Nature Communications, an international team of researchers presents an analysis of ancient Egyptian mummy DNA, providing insights into the population history of modern-day Egyptians. The researchers present 90 ancient Egyptian mitochondrial genomes, as well as genome-wide data sets from three individuals obtained from Egyptian mummies, and show that these ancient Egyptians were more genetically similar to Near Easterners than modern Egyptians.

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