Genetic consequences of the slave trade

Genetic consequences of the slave trade

Credit: Edouard Tamba, Unsplash

Until less than two centuries ago, millions of people were forcibly removed from Africa by European colonisers and taken across the Atlantic to become slaves in the Americas.

Helping to unravel the pervasive, ongoing impacts of this enslavement, an extensive population genetic study has added to historical records gathered by the slave trade database, concurring with them overall but adding some new insights.


Published by Cosmos.

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