Aboriginal Australian genomes reveal Indian ancestry

  title={Aboriginal Australian genomes reveal Indian ancestry},
  author={Ed Yong},
  • E. Yong
  • Published 14 January 2013
  • Biology
  • Nature
Flow of genes suggests continent was not isolated after all. 



An Aboriginal Australian Genome Reveals Separate Human Dispersals into Asia

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Genome-wide data substantiate Holocene gene flow from India to Australia

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Peopling of Sahul: mtDNA variation in aboriginal Australian and Papua New Guinean populations.

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