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Priestly Gene Shared By Widely Dispersed Jews

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July 14, 1998
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American Society For Technion, Israel Institute Of Technology
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The finding last year of genetic links among Jewish men thought to be descendants of the Biblical high priest Aaron was greeted with tremendous interest and clamoring for more information. A team of British and Israeli scientists have now found additional information that links the priestly cast, the Cohanim, which includes men with last names that are variations on "Cohen."

NEW YORK, N.Y., and HAIFA, Israel, July 9, 1998 -- The finding last year of genetic links among Jewish men thought to be descendants of the Biblical high priest Aaron was greeted with tremendous interest and clamoring for more information. A team of British and Israeli scientists have now found additional information that links the priestly cast, the Cohanim, which includes men with last names that are variations on "Cohen."


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American Society For Technion, Israel Institute Of Technology. "Priestly Gene Shared By Widely Dispersed Jews." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 14 July 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/07/980714071409.htm>.
American Society For Technion, Israel Institute Of Technology. (1998, July 14). Priestly Gene Shared By Widely Dispersed Jews. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/07/980714071409.htm
American Society For Technion, Israel Institute Of Technology. "Priestly Gene Shared By Widely Dispersed Jews." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/07/980714071409.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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