(ORDO NEWS) — The island life of the ancient Maltese influenced their DNA. This conclusion was reached by foreign geneticists who compared the genotype of this people with the data of immigrants from Europe.
The researchers studied the DNA of representatives of the Late Neolithic, when the Maltese archipelago was settled. They used by sequencing the remains in the stone circle in the Shaar, writes Current Biology.
In this way, scientists were able to find out that the DNA of the Maltese is uncharacteristic of other peoples. The fact is that these people were allowed to marry their relatives. This led to a reduction in the population of their representatives.
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