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Europe gypsy Roma carry Indian genes

30 November 2012

HYDERABAD: The Roma or gypsies of Europe have an Indian connection, according to research conducted by a group of international scientists led by Dr Kumarasamy Thangaraj from the city-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB).

The first-ever scientific study of the origin of the Roma people says the ancestors of this wandering tribe migrated from India 1,400 years ago. The study analysed the Y chromosome samples of over 10,000 men to establish the genetic signatures of ancestor Indians in the Gypsy population…..

Read more: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/world/europe/europe-gypsy-roma-carry-indian-genes-843

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Written by csirindia

December 2, 2012 at 10:52 am

Posted in CCMB

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