New Look at the Question of Sephardic and Ashkenazic Genetics #dna #sephardic


Adam Cherson
 

Greetings Genetic Researchers,

Some new genetic testing of 6 Ashkenazic males, 5 Ashkenazic females, and 1 Sephardic male permits me to make some preliminary observations on this conversation.

Here is a summary chart showing what I have found:



A) the predominant ancient origin of all groups is between 88.6% and 98% Near Eastern, B) the Sephardi cohort is characterized as having a larger proportion of Coastal Near Eastern genes (Central Levant) and a smaller proportion of Eurasian Steppe genes, C) all groups have roughly the same amount of Mountain Near Eastern genes (Northern Zagros and Transcaucasus Mountains). I would like to include a Sephardic female in this study but as of yet do not have a confirmed, representative sample.

Persons who are interested in studying their family's Sephardic and/or Ashkenazic origins using the technique shown above are welcomed to contact me privately (no genealogical or family tree history required).

 

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Adam Cherson
Project Manager
Lost Tribes of Israel Project at FTDNA

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