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Kennewick Man closely related to Native Americans, geneticists say
June 18, 2015
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.DNA from the 8,500-year-old skeleton of an adult man found in 1996 in Washington is more closely related to Native American populations than to any other population in the world, according to an international collaborative study conducted by scientists at the University of Copenhagen and Stanford University School of Medicine.Full Story
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