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December 12, 2009

Indians are ancestors of Japanese, Chinese

New Delhi: In a breakthrough in the study of evolution of humans and their spread across the world, scientists from India and 10 other countries have found that it is the Indians who are the ancestors of Japanese,Chinese and all east Asians.

"This is path breaking. This large study establishes that Indians are ancestors of Japanese, Chinese and all other East Asians," Samir Brahmachari, Director General of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) told the sources on Friday.

According to the study, people from India moved to Southeast Asia and East Asia. "They all have a common genetic origin. It shows that India represents a microcosm of Asia's genetic diversity," Brahmachari later told media persons here. IANS

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