New genetic link ties native peoples in North America and Siberia

A new study finds a genetic link for many Native people in North America with certain populations in Siberia. University of Michigan genetics professor Noah Rosenberg was a principal author of the study. He says a distinct genetic variant was found in 422 individuals from 24 Native groups in North, Central and South America that has not been seen anywhere else in the world except for 2 populations in eastern Siberia.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage