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A Link between Y-STR and Surnames?

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Everyone knows that a paternity test can confirm a biological relationship between an alleged father and child, and it is understood that the last name of the two tested parties is irrelevant in the testing. But what if it was found that men who share a common last name, but who are known to be unrelated, might in fact share a common paternal ancestry? Researchers in the UK recently investigated this remarkable notion. (more…)

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