NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – According to a new analysis of ancient genomes from Southeast Asia, three waves of human migration produced the genetic landscape of the region.

While the humid environment there has made it difficult to analyze ancient DNA, an international team of researchers was able to isolate and analyze the genomes of 18 individuals dating back between 1,700 years and 4,100 years ago from what is now Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia.

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