Humans Began in Africa / By Lee Siegel

University of Utah researchers today published the strongest genetic evidence yet that modern humans originated in Africa and spread around the world rather than arising in several regions. By analyzing DNA from Asians, Europeans and Africans, “we found greater [genetic] diversity in African populations,” said Lynn Jorde, the U.’s associate chairman of human genetics. “That’s…

The Human Family Tree: 10 Adams and 18 Eves / By Nicholas Wade

The book of Genesis mentions three of Adam and Eve’s children: Cain, Abel and Seth. But geneticists, by tracing the DNA patterns found in people throughout the world, have now identified lineages descended from 10 sons of a genetic Adam and 18 daughters of Eve. The human genome is turning out to be a rich…