The Genetics of the Jews

The Genetics of the Jews Review The Genetics of the Jews. By A. E. MOURANT, C. K O P E ~ KAZIMIERA ADA and DOMANIEWSKASOBCZAK. (Research Monographs on Human Population Biology.) Clarendon Press : Oxford University Press. 1978. Pp. 122. $12.50. This, the most up-to-date summary of the population genetics of Jewish peoples, consists of three main parts : (1)Extensive tables, concerning the frequency in various samples of the genes which determine the more widely explored red cell antigens, enzymes and plasma proteins. (2) Discussionsin separate chapters of the evidence thus provided, for or against past connexions and movements of the main groups of Jews (Palestinian, Samaritan, Oriental, Karaite, African, Sephardim and Ashkenazim), as inferred from historical and linguistic evidence, and (3) A short chapter on the genetical aspects of diseases among Jews. The succinct descriptions of the history of the several groups, at the beginning of every relevant chapter, although necessarily based on secondary sources, make most fascinating reading; and it is satisfactory, if perhaps not very exciting, that the genetical findings on the whole corroborate what a majority of historians and linguists have concluded in the past. As the book itself is a concentrated summary its contents cannot be usefully further http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annals of Human Genetics Wiley

The Genetics of the Jews

Annals of Human Genetics, Volume 43 (2) – Oct 1, 1979

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Wiley
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Copyright © 1979 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
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0003-4800
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1469-1809
DOI
10.1111/j.1469-1809.1979.tb02012.x
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Review The Genetics of the Jews. By A. E. MOURANT, C. K O P E ~ KAZIMIERA ADA and DOMANIEWSKASOBCZAK. (Research Monographs on Human Population Biology.) Clarendon Press : Oxford University Press. 1978. Pp. 122. $12.50. This, the most up-to-date summary of the population genetics of Jewish peoples, consists of three main parts : (1)Extensive tables, concerning the frequency in various samples of the genes which determine the more widely explored red cell antigens, enzymes and plasma proteins. (2) Discussionsin separate chapters of the evidence thus provided, for or against past connexions and movements of the main groups of Jews (Palestinian, Samaritan, Oriental, Karaite, African, Sephardim and Ashkenazim), as inferred from historical and linguistic evidence, and (3) A short chapter on the genetical aspects of diseases among Jews. The succinct descriptions of the history of the several groups, at the beginning of every relevant chapter, although necessarily based on secondary sources, make most fascinating reading; and it is satisfactory, if perhaps not very exciting, that the genetical findings on the whole corroborate what a majority of historians and linguists have concluded in the past. As the book itself is a concentrated summary its contents cannot be usefully further

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Published: Oct 1, 1979

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