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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – New genome sequence data from North African individuals living up to 15,000 years ago suggests that Stone Age Moroccans carried ancestry from both sub-Saharan Africa and the Near East.

"Our analysis shows that North Africa and the Near East, even at this early time, were part of one region without much of a genetic barrier," co-senior author Choongwon Jeong, a researcher in the Department of Archaeogenetics at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, said in a statement.

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