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10 December 2007

A Surprise in Jim's Genes | The Genealogue

James Watson—who helped discover the structure of DNA, and suggested recently that black people are genetically inferior to whites—has had his own genome sequenced.

An analysis of his genome shows that 16% of his genes are likely to have come from a black ancestor of African descent. By contrast, most people of European descent would have no more than 1%.

[Read the rest by clicking on link. I love the comment posted that says this reminds the commenter of a recent DNA "surprise" in her own family; she says we're going to have to start a new genealogy website:!]

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