International genetic study reveals history of the Druse community

A first-of-its-kind study of the Druse community in Israel and abroad has found that they became to form genetically in the 11th century CE and has confirmed that they traditionally marry only within their extended families.

The genetic study confirmed the history of the Druse community going back a millennium. Since the 11th century, there has been no genetic impact of other ethnic groups on the community. “Our findings correlate with the Druse community’s beliefs regarding their origin,” Atzmon commented.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Health/International-genetic-study-reveals-history-of-the-Druse-community-390809

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