Could it be the men just married local converts? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Charlie
    • 10.01.10 | 00:44 (IST)

    Would this not explain the genetic diversity? Since the Y chromosome is only transmitted between father and son?...And/or could emigration to Holland and the Americas regularly "clean" the genetic pool which would be replenished by marrying locals in an attempt to slow down the community's decline? Maybe studying history and demographics would teach us more than biology and comparisons with drosophiles.

    from the article: How has a small Portuguese Jewish community retained its genetic identity?
    First published 10:42 09.01.10 | Last updated 22:59 09.01.10
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