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Genetics and the history of the Samaritans: Y-chromosomal microsatellites and genetic affinity between Samaritans and Cohanim

Oefner, Peter J., Hölzl, Georg, Shen, Peidong, Shpirer, Isaac, Gefel, Dov, Lavi, Tal, Wolf, Eilon, Cohen, Jonathan, Cinnioglu, Cengiz, Underhill, Peter A, Rosenberg, Noah A., Hochrein, Jochen, Granka, Julie M., Hillel, Jossi and Feldman, Marcus W. (2013) Genetics and the history of the Samaritans: Y-chromosomal microsatellites and genetic affinity between Samaritans and Cohanim. Human Biology 40.

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Abstract

The Samaritans are a group of some 750 indigenous Middle Eastern people, about half of whom live in Holon, a suburb of Tel Aviv, and the other half near Nablus. The Samaritan population is believed to have numbered more than a million in late Roman times, but less than 150 in 1917. The ancestry of the Samaritans has been subject to controversy from late Biblical times to the present. In this ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2013
Institutions:Medicine > Institut für Funktionelle Genomik > Lehrstuhl für Funktionelle Genomik (Prof. Oefner)
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 500 Natural sciences & mathematics
500 Science > 570 Life sciences
600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Partially
Item ID:30518
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