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History and Mitochondrial DNA

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Every living thing on Earth carries with it a piece of history. That history is encoded in the form of DNA, or Deoxyribonucleic acid. Year after year geneticists learn to read this code in more precise ways, and as they do, they’ve opened the door for a brand new way to look at history.But how?

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  1. i am finding that mitochondrial dna is sometimes being inherited by the father, as well. maybe 1 in 5000 times. if true, does that change the ancestry dating to any significant degree ?

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