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Ashkenazi Jews Have Become More Genetically Similar Over Time

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Study finds Jews in Germany's Erfurt were genetically more diverse than today. Human remains from a medieval Jewish cemetery in Erfurt enabled what scientists say is the largest study of ancient Jewish DNA to date. Shai Carmi, professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and his colleagues were able to analyze DNA of 33 people who died between 1270 and 1400.
Published 2 months ago · Berlin, Germany

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DNA of medieval skeletons in Germany sheds light on origins of Ashkenazi Jews

Rare Opportunity to Analyze Genomes of 14th Century Jews Shows There Were Once Two Distinct Populations of Ashkenazis. Also: The ‘Ashkenazi Population Bottleneck’ Wasn’t an Episode, It Lasted for 500 Years

2 months ago·Tel Aviv- Yafo, Israel
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Largest study of ancient DNA shows medieval Ashkenazi Jewry was surprisingly diverse

Scientists find that some 700 years ago, the Jews of Erfurt, Germany, formed 2 groups; rabbinic consultants stipulated that they study only loose teeth from pre-excavated skeletons

2 months ago·Jerusalem, Israel
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Something happened to Ashkenazi Jews in medieval Europe to eliminate genetic diversity, study finds

The Jews who lived in Erfurt, Germany, in the 14th century were noticeably more diverse than modern Ashkenazi Jews.

2 months ago·New York, United States
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2 months ago·Jerusalem, Israel
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Ancient DNA from the teeth of 14th-century Ashkenazi Jews in Germany already included genetic variations common in modern Jews

A German town needed to relocate a medieval graveyard to build a parking garage. A positive side effect: Scientists got to sequence the DNA of Ashkenazi Jews who lived more than 600 years ago.

2 months ago·Melbourne, Australia
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14th-century Ashkenazi Jews had more genetic diversity than their descendants do today

A rare look at ancient DNA from the teeth of medieval Ashkenazi Jews reveals that this group had more genetic diversity 800 years ago than it does today.

2 months ago·United States
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