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Family history

Scientists can use patterns of DNA variation in modern populations to trace the movement of our ancestors around the world. In many parts of the world, people still live in the same area as the ancestors who first went there. But modern populations are mixing more and more, so there is a race against time to collect DNA samples before this evidence is lost.

Scientists use DNA variation in modern populations to trace the movement of our ancestors around the world.
Scientists use DNA variation in modern populations to trace the movement of our ancestors around the world.
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