July 23, 2020

Dark history of transatlanic slavery traced through DNA study

Washington (AFP) – A new DNA study published Thursday sheds fresh light on the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade, from the legacy of rape that can be seen in today’s genetics to how disease likely decimated some groups forced to work in deadly conditions.For example, DNA from one African region may be under-represented in the US because so many slaves from there died of malaria on American plantations.The grim results from a paper, which appeared in the American Journal of Human Genetics, compiled genetic data from 50,000 consenting research participants from both sides of the Atlantic….

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