Some Native Americans Came from Siberia

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    A surprising find in a new study reveals a genetic connection between one-third of Native Americans and the skeletal remains of a 24,000-year-old Siberian boy.

    Researchers from the Natural History Museum of Denmark and Texas A&M say that DNA from a gene pool discovered in the skeletal remains of a 24,000-year-old young Siberian boy could be responsible for about one-third of all modern Native Americans.  DNA sequencing from the skeleton showed that 14-38% of the modern Native Americans had this Siberian connection.  How did this make the researchers feel?  They said, “well, it surprised us quite a bit.”