Professor Singh said that
He said that there are no evidences of Aryan invasion and Aryan and Dravidians are not distinct but climatically they can be differentiated and is shown by their skin colour. He emphasized how different Indian populations are genetically associated. “Studies suggest that the populations seen today have 40-80 per cent similarity with Ancestral North Indians and rest with Ancestral South Indians. But Ancestral South Indian population are not related to any other population outside
According to the studies conducted by Dr Singh and other researchers, Homo sapiens have travelled from
“It is also interesting to know that we are 98.8% similar to chimpanzees”, said Dr. Singh. “Chimpanzees which were originated about 1, 60,000 years ago in
Dr Singh said his study also had identified causes of certain diseases amongst various racial groups such as sudden cardiac arrest among south Indian populations. His study had also pointed out role of endogamy (marriages within the communities, same castes etc.) in affecting recessive genes related diseases which can easily spread within populations.
Further, he emphasized to join experts of different disciplines to do novel research. He said our hospitals should have huge data about certain diseases and their correlation with the drug responses. It will help in finding out which community has which drug receptive ability.
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