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Researchers find genetic ‘fingerprints’ of ancient migrations in modern-day United Arab Emirates

A team of geneticists and archaeologists have analysed the fine-scale genetic structure and ancestry of nearly 1200 people from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and found genetic traces of population mixing spanning thousands of years.