A 2007 survey found that, “Although America is known as a nation of immigrants, 27 percent don’t know where their family lived before they came to America.” In a 2014 study by 23andMe,  Katarzyna Bryc, a population geneticist at 23andMe, reported, “The average African-American genome, for example, is 73.2% African, 24% European, and 0.8% Native American, the team reports online today in The American Journal of Human Genetics. Latinos, meanwhile, carry an average of 18% Native American ancestry, 65.1% European ancestry (mostly from the Iberian Peninsula), and 6.2% African ancestry.” Spellbound yet?

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