Your Family: Past, Present, And Future

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When trying to map out your family tree, you may have reached a point where the supposed number of ancestors you have totals more than the world population of the time. In reality, not all of your ancestors are completely random strangers; many of the pairings are likely to have been between blood relatives. This is “pedigree collapse”, explained by the fact that people rarely ventured out of their hometowns for most of human history, which meant having extended family members in the dating pool was rather common. Read full article here

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