Chinese share Indian genes

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  1. S.A.T.A

    S.A.T.A Senior Member Senior Member

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    Chinese share Indian genes

    Kalyan Ray, New Delhi, Dec 10, DHNS

    East and South East Asians – including the Chinese – may trace their ancestral routes back to India.

    One of the biggest ever studies to genetically grasp the pan-Asian diversity, suggests almost 60,000-70,000 years ago, early humans came first to India from Africa and subsequently moved out to East and South East Asia in “one single wave of migration.”
    Analysing 1900 individual samples representing 73 populations, it strongly advocates that the most recent common ancestors of Asians arrived first in India.

    Published in ‘Science’ on Friday, the research shows a “single primary wave of entry of humans into the continent.” It was undertaken by a consortium of 40 Asian laboratories under the Human Genome Organisation.

    Academics so far have struggled to fully understand the great Asian diversity. The continent has thousands of ethnic groups, native languages and dialects.

    “We have breached political and ideological boundaries to show that the people of Asia are linked by a unifying thread,” said Samir Brahmachari, director general of CSIR and head of the Indian team.

    While the research seems to suggest Indian ancestry even to the Chinese population, some of the senior researchers in the same project, have a word of caution. They said more data is required before jumping the gun. “I would not speculate on the immediate ancestry of Chinese to Indians. We need to look at more genetic data from the Middle East before arriving at any conclusion,” Partha P Majumder, head of the human genetics unit at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, said.

    Currently there are two theories to describe peopling of Asia. The dominant one illustrates two waves of migration from Africa – the first one moving along the shore line to arrive at India and subsequently to East Asia and the second wave of migration going straight to the Eurasian steppe and turning south to the Asian mainland.

    The second theory proposes only one wave of migration from Africa along the coast line.
    “This new analysis strongly concludes the southern route made a more important contribution to East and Southeast Asian population,” said Li Jin, a population geneticist at Fudan University in Shanghai.

    In the absence of more concrete evidence, the researchers declined to put a definitive time-line on the great Indian exodus. “But it may have taken place 40,000 to 60,000 years ago,” he said.

    The pan-Asian family tree and the migration pattern were studied by analysing the genes of almost 2000 Asians in 40 laboratories.

    It signifies coming of age for Asian genome studies because so far most of the Asian genome analysis was carried out by European and American scientists.
     
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    Ancestors of Chinese came from India: Study

    Ancestors of Chinese came from India: Study - India - The Times of India


    BANGALORE: The ancestors of most Asian populations, including the Chinese and southeast Asians, came from India, a new genetic study across 10 countries has revealed. The study found that humans first migrated to the Indian subcontinent from Africa some 100,000 years ago and then spread to other parts of Asia.

    "When humans moved out of Africa, there was a migration to India and from India to southeast Asia and then east Asia, and finally to the Americas. So, all Asians have a genetic connection with India," Mitali Mukerji, a scientist from the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology who was in the team, said.

    The study — Mapping Human Genetic History in Asia — was conducted in 10 Asian countries including India. Apart from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research DG Samir Brahmachari, the Indian study team comprised eight members and some students from IGIB, New Delhi, anthropologist Partha Majumdar and researchers from the Centre for Genomic Applications.

    The study contradicts earlier findings that humans directly went to East Asia from Africa. The study found remarkable similarities between the Dravidian population of south India and specific populations in Malaysia and Singapore. More interestingly, north Indians and Dravidians, too, were found to be genetically connected — meaning there are similarities in their gene structures.
     
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    It sounds like a strange claim. Are we not all from Africa? It's known that there were three different routes of human migration into China. Of course some of them passed through central asia or Indian subcontinent. It does not mean "Ancestors of Chinese came from India". Funny!
     
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    India is 'thailand' to Asia, say scientists

     
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    For the above study Apart from over 80 individual researchers and scientists, the project involved 40 leading scientific organizations in Asia. It included Malaysia's Human Genome Center in Kelantan; India's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in New Delhi; Thailand's National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in Pathumtani; the Korean BioInformation Center in Deajeon; the University of Philippines in Manila; Taiwan's Institute of Biomedical Sciences; the Genome Institute of Singapore; Japan's National Institute of Genetics and the Chinese Academy of Medical Science.
     
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    The Chinese evolved from Indians: Study

    http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report_the-chinese-evolved-from-indians-study_1322647

    The Chinese evolved from Indians: Study

    A genetic study has found that Indians are the ancestors of the Chinese and other East Asian populations.


    The study, a joint project of 10 Asian countries, found that India received a wave of migration from Africa 60,000-70,000 years ago and these early humans subsequently moved to East and Southeast Asia. The earlier belief was that humans from Africa reached India and East and Southeast Asia separately.

    The study has important implications, especially in the understanding of human migratory patterns and in the investigation of genetics and disease.

    The findings of the five-year study -- conducted by a group of 90 scientists, including those from India, in a consortium of 40 Asian laboratories under the Human Genome Organisation -- have been published in the journal Science.

    The study analysed genetic data of 1,900 individuals representing 73 population groups. The findings showed that Asian genetic ancestry correlated highly with ethnic and linguistic groups and "considerable gene flow was observed among sub-populations of the clusters" that were studied; the clusters included "groups believed to practice endogamy (marriage within a group) based on linguistics, cultural and ethic information".

    "This large study establishes that Indians are ancestors of the Japanese, Chinese and all other East Asians. All these populations have a common genetic origin and it shows that India represents a microcosm of Asia's genetic diversity," said Samir Brahmachari, director-general, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research -- a participant in the study.
     
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    Is this news worthy of having two threads, I mean if you look at it we are all Africans but we don't consider Africa to be the cradle of our civilization. After all there was no India or China at that time, there was just Earth, India came into being after the Indian Civilization came into existence, same with China. Ofcourse the stupid media hypes up every thing and are using headlines like 'Chinese evolved from Indian',,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
     
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    haha, no brain media editor=xD
     

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