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  • Why we do genealogy?

    I thought folks might be interested in this article in Science magazine. There is a short commentary and a longer scientific article. It is on the deep social structure of Humankind. Basically it says we are the species that keeps track of cousins and in-laws and 'marriage' is the thing that put us on that track. So genealogists are expressing a basic human trait on the grandest possible scale, thanks to dna. Maybe that is the whole drive behind the human genome project - more cousins.

    http://www.sciencemag.org/content/331/6022/1276.short
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