NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international research team led by Pennsylvania State University and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has delved into the population history of Khoisan hunter-gatherers from Southern Africa, comparing the genomes of several Khoisan individuals with those of other ethnic groups.

Two of the Khoisan genomes, from the Ju/'hoansi group, appear to show no genetic contributions from other human populations, suggesting that members of the group may have remained genetically isolated for up to 150,000 years.

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