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  • Study ties present-day Native American tribe to ancestors in San Francisco Bay Area

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    U. of I. anthropology professor Ripan Malhi and his colleagues found genomic evidence linking present-day members of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe in the San Francisco Bay Area with individuals who lived in the region several hundred to 2,000 years ago.

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  • Editor’s notes

    To reach Ripan Malhi, email

    To reach Noah Rosenberg, email

    To reach the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe, email Alan Leventhal at  

    To reach Brian Byrd, email

    The paper “Ancient and modern genomics of the Ohlone Indigenous population of California” is available from and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2111533119