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The jigsaw puzzle of our African ancestry: unsolved, or unsolvable?

Chiara Batini* and Mark A Jobling

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Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK

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Genome Biology 2011, 12:118  doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-6-118

Published: 28 June 2011


A revised root for the Y chromosome phylogeny further fragments the picture of modern human origins that can be reconstructed from genetic, linguistic and archaeological data.