NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers have teased out how European colonization affected variation within the genomes of a Native American group living in what is now British Columbia.

The Tsimshian people have lived in coastal British Columbia and southern Alaska for thousands of years and suffered an extreme population decline — a reduction in effective population size of 57 percent — following European contact and smallpox epidemics.

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