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    1. [IRISH-SCOTS] DNA re the Irish
    2. Maisie Egger via
    3. For those with Irish blood coursing through their veins: From Sigma Xi SmartBriefs Top Story Whole-DNA study traces origins of the Irish Ancient people from the Middle East and what's now Eastern Europe are the early ancestors of the Irish, according to a whole-genome analysis. Scientists used DNA from a 5,000-year-old woman found near Belfast and a trio of men between 3,000 and 4,000 years old buried on an offshore Irish island. "It is clear that this project has demonstrated what a powerful tool ancient DNA analysis can provide in answering questions which have long perplexed academics regarding the origins of the Irish," said Eileen Murphy, co-author of the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The Guardian (London) (12/28) Maisie

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