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My Big Fat European Family: What Genomics Tell ­s About Shared Ancestors


Thousands of Dutch fans celebrate a soccer match between Netherlands and Germany in the Ukranian city of Kharkiv in 2012. The fans and their German counterparts likely share hundreds of genetic ancestors from the past thousand years.

Credit: Flickr user Aleksandr Osipov

Last month, a trio of engineers debuted an app that allows Icelanders to determine if they’re actually related to a potential date.

From Smithsonian magazine
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