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A new genomic analysis of six medieval Jews killed in a Norwich pogrom sheds light on the origin of the Ashkenazi and their genetic linkages to the Middle East

I thought this was an enlightening thread by Dr. Adam Rutherford about a historical and genetic analysis of six of seventeen bodies found in a well in 2003.

Carbon dating places the murders at the time of a 1190CE pogrom in Norwich and now genetic analysis of the remains pushes back the timeline of when Ashkenazi genetic diseases arose.

The paper is here https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(22)01355-0

But Dr. Rutherford’s twitter thread adds a great deal to the story, integrating it into the history of England and its legacy of antisemitism

https://twitter.com/AdamRutherford/status/1564997067294007296

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