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Palaeogenomics

Genetic roots of the first Americans

The whole-genome sequence of a human associated with the earliest widespread culture in North America confirms the Asian ancestry of the Clovis people and their relatedness to present-day Native Americans. See Letter p.225

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Raff, J., Bolnick, D. Genetic roots of the first Americans. Nature 506, 162–163 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/506162a

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