If you want to discover your genetic history and where you came from... you’ve found the right place!


review of scientific and news articles on dna testing and popular genetics

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. 


Please tell us what you think

Name, website, and email are optional; if we publish your comment, your name will be shown, and may be linked to your website if provided, but the email you enter will not be published.

Captcha Image

Recent Posts


ethnic markers genealogy Anacostia Indians Sinaloa human leukocyte antigens Marie Cheng B'nai Abraham Denisovans Pomponia Graecina James Stritzel Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Tifaneg Myra Nichols Old Souls in a New World Telltown Havasupai Indians Kennewick Man Erika Chek Hayden Henry VII Austronesian, Filipinos, Australoid Ron Janke Isabel Allende Wendell Paulson Salt River Neanderthals Carl Zimmer Silverbell Artifacts Chauvet cave paintings Clovis Kate Wong Douglas C. Wallace Sizemore Indians family history Middle Ages Irish DNA Secret History of the Cherokee Indians Central Band of Cherokee Michael Grant Charlotte Harris Reese Teresa Panther-Yates Hispanic ancestry Science magazine Mildred Gentry Jewish genetics news Cismaru Central Band of Cherokees Ripan Malhi BBCNews FOX News statistics Akhenaten Normans Genex Diagnostics Bureau of Indian Affairs cancer climate change breast cancer Sizemore surname Bulgaria hoaxes forensics Ari Plost Melungeon Union Ireland Anne Marie Fine Roberta Estes Austro-Hungary Wendy Roth haplogroup X Chuetas admixture Celts Hawaii ged.com Rich Crankshaw Brian Wilkes polydactylism Tucson crosses Algonquian Indians Stone Age genetics autosomal DNA Native American DNA Test Hohokam Indians Holocaust Database Khazars Wales epigenetics Gregory Mendel England Les Miserables Alabama Scientific American Waynesboro Pennsylvania Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies Lithuania mitochondrial DNA pipe carving Henry IV haplogroup Z surnames mental foramen haplogroup B bloviators Antonio Torroni Barnard College Puerto Rico haplogroup D Great Goddess Harold Sterling Gladwin private allele Oxford Nanopore Plato Russia CODIS markers Slovakia Tintagel Hadassah Magazine FDA ethics Asiatic Fathers of America Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma Population genetics Ancient Giantns Who Ruled America George Starr-Bresette Phyllis Starnes alleles Britain Egyptians Kari Schroeder Albert Einstein College of Medicine consanguinity Theodore Steinberg Paleolithic Age population genetics Family Tree DNA NPR American Journal of Human Genetics Stan Steiner Jewish contribution to world literature Valparaiso University Maronites Hertfordshire Iran aliyah Philippa Langley Kentucky Cherokee DNA Project Leicester DNA Fingerprint Test oncology Tutankamun ISOGG Melanesians Navajo Holocaust European DNA China Patrick Henry Jon Entine Choctaw Indians Gravettian culture far from the tree El Castillo cave paintings Michoacan Discovery Channel Timothy Bestor Marija Gimbutas Harry Ostrer Muslims in American history Pueblo Grande Museum Panther's Lodge Publishers Pima Indians Stephen A. Leon Mother Qualla Pueblo Indians Stacy Schiff haplogroup R Joseph Andrew Park Wilson Elzina Grimwood DNA Fingerprint Test William Byrd Fritz Zimmerman Mohawk Jack Goins David Cornish Panther's Lodge Ananya Mandal clinical chemistry Helladic art Abenaki Indians Roma People Tennessee New York Review of Books Bryan Sykes Penny Ferguson Mark Stoneking Sorbs EURO DNA Fingerprint Test James Shoemaker genetic memory Janet Lewis Crain peopling of the Americas prehistoric art Texas A&M University Amy Harmon Charles Perou Cherokee DNA Jim Bentley Jan Ravenspirit Franz Victor Hugo population isolates FBI Melungeon Heritage Association Arizona Mary Kugler El Paso Cismar race AP myths Y chromosome DNA Anglo-Saxons The Calalus Texts Kitty Prince of the Bear River Athabaskans Virginia genealogy Dienekes Anthropology Blog Smithsonian Institution Comanche Indians Robinson Crusoe Daily News and Analysis Anasazi research Germany Lab Corp Sam Kean National Health Laboratories Colin Renfrew occipital bun Arizona State University Donald N. Yates ethnicity Richard Dewhurst Greeks University of Leicester medicine Nancy Gentry Hohokam Elizabeth C. Hirschman crypto-Jews personal genomics INORA haplogroup U Life Technologies methylation DNA databases Gustavo Ramirez Calderon Altai Turks National Museum of Natural History National Geographic Daily News Sir Joshua Reynolds Ethel Cox French DNA Peter Martyr Nadia Abu El-Haj Constantine Rafinesque Freemont Indians Russell Belk Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama Arabia African DNA Joseph Jacobs Arabic giants Johnny Depp health and medicine Belgium Horatio Cushman Basques Odessa Shields Cox Ukraine Walter Plecker Asian DNA Sea Peoples Finnish people Bode Technology pheromones Olmec Bentley surname research gedmatch Current Anthropology Black Irish Eske Willerslev John Butler Ziesmer, Zizmor Navajo Indians Alec Jeffreys Cajuns seafaring Jewish novelists anthropology Abraham Lincoln Colima megapopulations haplogroup G Smithsonian Magazine Monica Sanowar Alia Garcia-Ureste New York Academy of Sciences Yates surname Cleopatra Israel, Shlomo Sand Cornwall human migrations Jews and Muslims in British Colonial America French Canadians Sasquatch American history Phoenix India Daniel Defoe Middle Eastern DNA BATWING Jews Svante Paabo King Arthur N. Brent Kennedy Old World Roots of the Cherokee Colin Pitchfork Terry Gross John Wilwol evolution Elvis Presley DNA Patagonia Phoenicians Kurgan Culture Thuya Keros Zizmer Y chromosomal haplogroups university of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Rafael Falk X chromosome Applied Epistemology rapid DNA testing Etruscans Indo-Europeans human leukocyte testing DNA testing companies Rebecca L. Cann Bigfoot Nova Scotia microsatellites phenotype First Peoples Bryony Jones Rare Genes haplogroup E Magdalenian culture Columbia University Cave art genomics labs Nikola Tesla Mary Settegast The Nation magazine Hopi Indians Zionism Nature Genetics Italy Gila River GlobalFiler Cancer Genome Atlas DNA security Cohen Modal Haplotype Gypsies Gunnar Thompson Sarmatians Cooper surname Nayarit Taino Indians Kari Carpenter Chris Tyler-Smith palatal tori Jesse Montes Romania Wikipedia Indian Territory Anne C. Stone Maya Cree Indians Michael Schwartz North African DNA haplogroup W Ashkenazi Jews mutation rate Sonora Sinti Solutreans When Scotland Was Jewish Chris Stringer Melungeons Rutgers University Stony Creek Baptist Church Turkic DNA immunology Juanita Sims Black Dutch single nucleotide polymorphism Tom Martin Scroft London Dragging Canoe haplogroup C Maui religion DNA magazine King Arthur, Tintagel, The Earliest Jews and Muslims of England and Wales corn horizontal inheritance George van der Merwede New Mexico Zuni Indians District of Columbia Native American DNA Jewish GenWeb prehistory New York Times Early Jews of England and Wales Rush Limbaugh Early Jews and Muslims of England and Wales (book) metis ENFSI DNA Forums bar mitzvah Europe Luca Pagani Ancestry.com Science Daily, Genome Biol. Evol., Eran Elhaik, Khazarian Hypothesis, Rhineland Hypothesis Thruston Tablet familial Mediterranean fever North Carolina Grim Sleeper Discover magazine cannibalism mummies Richmond California John Ruskamp Tucson history of science Miguel Gonzalez Melungeon Movement Beringia Promega Bering Land Bridge archeology Caucasian DNA Diagnostics Center Douglas Owsley Moundbuilders Mucogee Creeks 23andme Patrick Pynes MHC Neolithic Revolution Micmac Indians Washington D.C. Israel Oxford Journal of Evolution Acadians IntegenX clan symbols Louis XVI linguistics ancient DNA Charles Darwin Nephilim, Fritz Zimmerman Lebanon Ostenaco Jalisco genetic determinism Shlomo Sand Irish Central Richard Buckley Chromosomal Labs Bode Technology Peter Parham art history b'nei anousim Bradshaw Foundation haplogroup L Scotland Eric Wayner HapMap Cherokee Freedmen Elizabeth DeLand hominids haplogroup H Riane Eisler haplogroup N Douglas Preston Joel E. Harris Richard Lewontin Irish history Melba Ketchum Phillipe Charlier Epigraphic Society PNAS Majorca Bill Tiffee Virginia DeMarce education haplogroup M Asiatic Echoes Richard III Genie Milgrom haplogroup T M. J. Harper rock art Stephen Oppenheimer origins of art haplogroup J andrew solomon Mark Thomas Barack Obama Satoshi Horai Mexico Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Genome Sciences Building Monya Baker Nature Communications Khoisan Henriette Mertz powwows