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For First Nations peoples, effects of European contact are recorded in the genome

A study of the genomes of 25 individuals who lived 1,000 to 6,000 years ago on the north coast of present-day British Columbia, and 25 of their descendants who still live in the region today, opens a new window on the catastrophic consequences of European colonization for indigenous peoples in that part of the world.

The study is reported in the journal Nature Communications.

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Publication Date: 11/19/2016
Photo credits: L. Brian Stauffer
Editor: Diana Yates