BAMAD no.18

 DNA and 
 Anthropology Updates 

Updates in DNA studies along with Anthropological Notes of general interest with a particular emphasis on points pertinent to the study of Ancient Israelite Ancestral Connections to Western Peoples as explained in Brit-Am studies.


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Brit-Am Anthropology and DNA Update
8 Adar-1 5768, 14 February 2008
1. Mendelian Laws Not Always Pertinent?
2. Celts, Brits, and Germans all One!!! There is a Difference?? But what is it?
3.An Association Between the Kinship and Fertilitys of Human Couples
Close Cousin Marriages Not Always Detrimental

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1.Mendelian Laws Not Always Pertinent?

2. Celts, Brits, and Germans all One!!! There is a Difference?? But what is it?
A recent study (quoted below) said that North Europeans especially Irish, British, and Germans were very similar and distinct from others according to their autosomal DNA.
What is autosomal DNA?
DNA is another word for genes or hereditary traits.
Autosomal means any trait that may be received from either the mother or father.
Comparisons of Autosomal DNA give a clearer picture of the whole of the population.
This is distinct from Sex traits such as YDNA that is passed on only through the father and mtDNA which is passed on only through the mother.
Comparisons based only on sex DNA traits may be misleading since amongst other things it happens that most of the 'fathers" are from one place and most of the "mothers" from another.

Definition of Autosomal
Autosomal: Pertaining to a chromosome that is not a sex chromosome; relating to any one of the chromosomes save the sex chromosomes.
People normally have 22 pairs of autosomes (44 autosomes) in each cell together with two sex chromosomes (X and Y in the male and XX in the female).

Gems From Germanic-L
Germans, Brits, Irish, Celts, Anglos, and Scandinavians, all one People?
From: authurn2002
Subject: [Germanic-L] Barbarians

Autosomal dna is passed on by both men and women and differentiates groups quite markedly. A recent study published in PLOS shows that the insular celts [Irish and British], the dutch, the germans, the scandinavians and the UK are very closely linked and quite different from everyone else.

Autosomes are the genes which give your eyes,hair and skin their colour. They determine whether or not you can drink milk, or alcohol, the shape of your nose and the size of your ear lobe etc. Most things though are not visible and can include for example, genetic diseases.


Hi Lars,

The poor old Y Chromosome as described by Mark Jobling:

"Until recently, the Y chromosome seemed to fulfil the role of juvenile delinquent among human chromosomes ? rich in junk, poor in useful attributes, reluctant to socialize with its neighbours and with an inescapable tendency to degenerate."

I take it that as this study was looking at autosomes, by Irish, they tested those of irish descent. The UK samples are from 'Britons'.

The reason is that forensic investigators want this stuff. They want to be able to say that the crime was perpetrated by an irshman, a german, an italian or spaniard. We already know that no englishman would behave so badly.


Brit-Am Comment: Autosomal DNA in effect is that section of DNA MOST LIKELY to be affected by the environment.
Brit-Am doers not believe in Evolution per se but we do believe that species have inbuilt mechanisms that enable them to change and adapt according to external influences.
This is NOT evolution but it could be considered a very minor reflection of it.
Even this however in practice does not seem to be accepted by most researchers.
It is quite surprising how scientists who claim to believe in Evolution and explain their overall doctrines in Evolutionary terms refuse in practice to countenance any explanation whatsoever that smacks of evolutionary adaptation!

3. An Association Between the Kinship and Fertility of Human Couples

Close Cousin Marriages Not Always Detrimental
Agnar Helgason,1,2* Sn?j?n P?sson,1,3 Dan?l F. Gu?jartsson,1 ?r?r Kristj?sson,1 K?i Stef?sson1,4

Previous studies have reported that related human couples tend to produce more children than unrelated couples but have been unable to determine whether this difference is biological or stems from socioeconomic variables. Our results, drawn from all known couples of the Icelandic population born between 1800 and 1965, show a significant positive association between kinship and fertility, with the greatest reproductive success observed for couples related at the level of third and fourth cousins. Owing to the relative socioeconomic homogeneity of Icelanders, and the observation of highly significant differences in the fertility of couples separated by very fine intervals of kinship, we conclude that this association is likely to have a biological basis.


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