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African-American genes show how slavery and the Great Migration shaped the U.S.


(AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser)

Princess Ojiaku, Quartz

American history isn’t just something we learn about in school—it’s also something we carry in our genes. That’s one insight offered by a new study in PLOS Genetics on how slavery and African-American immigration patterns have shaped the contemporary demographics of the US. Read more

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