http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgThe first survey of European genealogical ancestry over the past 3,000 years has found that all people of European descent are related – even if they now live on opposite sides of the continent. Further research is expected to show that every human is related no matter how distantly to every other member of the human species and that classifying people by race is biologically wrong. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, conducted the survey and found that a pair of modern Europeans living in neighbouring populations shared up to 12 common ancestors from the past 1,500 years, and upwards of 100 ancestors from the previous 1,000 years. In a paper published in PLOS Biology, the researchers say these numbers drop off exponentially with geographic distance. Read more...