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Nazi myths of pure ancestry and master race debunked by genetics
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
As research into ancient human origins progresses, scientists are showing that there is no such thing as 'pure ancestry'. In an article published in a special issue of Science focusing on migration, author Ann Gibbons discusses how scientific research is currently debunking the myths that shape ideas of origin and ancestry, using innovative DNA analyses techniques. In recent years, studies have shown that nearly all Europeans descend from different waves of migrations that occurred over the past 15,000 years. read more


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