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Balkan DNA Studies Compare Former Yugoslav Populations

Monday, January 30, 2012

Serbs, Croats “have most similar DNA”

SKOPJE -- A six-year long DNA research of the Balkan peoples conducted by Skopje Forensics Medicine Institute has showed remarkable resemblance among them.

The analysis of the data has showed that residents of Macedonia have the most similar DNA with Bulgarians and Serbs, Croats with Bosnian and Serbian population while Kosovo Albanians have the fewest similarities with the others,” says Forensics Medicine Institute’s Dr Zlatko Jakovski.

The Macedonian scientists received samples and data from most of the Balkan countries, except from Greece, who refused to take part in the project. All the other countries sent DNA analyses of the victims who had died in their territory to Skopje.

“By using sophisticated computer technology we have compared the data from Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia and Kosovo,” Jakovski explained.

The research has been published in the leading world forensics magazines and the results will be used in criminal investigations in cases when victims are from the Balkans.

Jakovski pointed out that the research represented a very useful scientific work and that it had nothing to do with daily politics.

Photo:  A Serb. 


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