Europeans Had Common Ancestors 1,000 Years Ago

Closely related across the continent


DNA analyses of people across the European continent suggest that right from Ireland to the Balkans, Europeans are basically one big family closely related to one another for the past thousand years, according to a study published in the journal PLoS Biology.

The study was conducted by Graham Coop, a professor of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis, along with co-author Peter Ralph, now a professor at the University of Southern California.