Genetic Structure of Iraqi Populations

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Ammar M. Shakir


Background: The field of genetics has become more and more crucial to our comprehension of human evolution. Genetic developments have given us new means of verifying or disproving historical theories. Our ancestors mingled with prehistoric humans, who seem to have more genetic variation in common, for example with modern non-African humans than with modern sub-Saharan African humans.

Method: A laboratory specializing in family tree construction evaluated 2238 samples in total, drawn at random from a group of Iraqis.

Results: It was demonstrated that the Neolithic (Caucasian), Natufian (local Jazri Levantine), and Anatolian Iranians make up the majority of Iraqis. Examining a single sample of pure Jazri ancestry, the findings showed that the sample was 60% Natufian (local Jazri Levantine), 28% Neolithic.

Conclusions: The genetic composition has no relation to the paternal genealogy as it differs from one computer to another, as each computer uses a different Algorithm. Generally, the genetic composition differs according to the comparison samples, when the purer samples the more accurate results, and to the genetic distances, where the closer distance to zero, the more precise results.

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Shakir, A. M. . (2024). Genetic Structure of Iraqi Populations. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 28(01), 91–99. Retrieved from