Genetic evidence in support of a shared Eurasian-North African dairying origin

  title={Genetic evidence in support of a shared Eurasian-North African dairying origin},
  author={S. Myles and N. Bouzekri and E. Haverfield and M. Cherkaoui and Jean-Michel Dugoujon and R. Ward},
  journal={Human Genetics},
  • S. Myles, N. Bouzekri, +3 authors R. Ward
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Human Genetics
  • The process by which pastoralism and agriculture spread from the Fertile Crescent over the past 10,000 years has been the subject of intense investigation by geneticists, linguists and archaeologists. However, no consensus has been reached as to whether this Neolithic transition is best characterized by a demic diffusion (with a significant genetic input from migrating farmers) or a cultural diffusion (without substantial migration of farmers). Milk consumption and thus lactose tolerance are… CONTINUE READING
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