Newsweek article on DNA of Abraham's Children

The June 3 issue of Newsweek has an article on the DNA (see here) of Abraham's Children citing an analysis of Jewish genomes.

The study finds that "Each Diaspora group has distinctive genetic features "representative of each group's genetic history," but each also "shares a set of common genetic threads" dating back to their common origin in the Middle East. "Each of the Jewish populations formed its own distinctive cluster, indicating the shared ancestry and relative genetic isolation of the members of each of those groups."

For the full article, click here.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


  1. It is too bad that the original article cited here is not actually available online.

  2. You can read the full article here:


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