[conspire] NYLXS Press Release on the OLPC Project

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri May 2 22:47:16 PDT 2008

Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben at mrbrklyn.com):

> There is someone doing generics blood work in Lebenon while using
> ancient graves for DNA samples, teeth as I recall.
> It was a few years ago so I would expect that some results have
> been published.

I remember reading about it in either _National Geographic_ or
_Smithsonian_, but unfortunately can't remember the gist of how it came

DNA testing has already proved that quite a lot of _individuals_ don't
have the exact lines of ancestry they'd previously been told they did,
and applying that technique to entire ethnic groups could prove

Ah, here's the intro:  http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0410/feature2/
Unfortunately, the full text is available only to subscribers.

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