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DNA test identifies descendant of world's first woman

A DNA test on a Scottish man revealed that he is directly related to the world's first woman, British media reported Saturday.

A 72-year-old retired lecturer, Ian Kinnaird, carries a genetic marker L1B1 that links him directly to "Eve," the first-ever woman who is assumed to have lived in Africa about 190,000 years ago.

Scientists believe that Kinnaird has maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA which is only two mutations removed from Eve, who was nicknamed after the first woman created by God in the Christianity.

According to researchers, most men have genes that underwent around 200 mutations from the earliest humans.

Kinnaird said he was shocked to find that he is effectively the "grandfather of everyone in Britain."

"This is a real gobsmacker. I seem to carry a gene from West Africa that arrived through the slave trade," he said, adding that his life had been "unremarkable" up to this point.

Alistair Moffat, one of the researchers that carried out the tests, said the result means that he "could have been in the Garden of Eden" and is proof that even white Anglo-Saxon Protestants are descended from a black Eve.


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readers' comments
Alistair Moffat are you sure Ian Kinnaird's DNA is related to Eve? If we believe in Adam & Eve we are all related......that is the best part of God's creation.
Posted by wanghao123 on Sun, 8 Jul 2012 at 14:25 PM
God actually created a dam on eve of doomsday :D:p
Posted by baoxingtian on Sat, 7 Jul 2012 at 19:44 PM

no need to thank me :D:p
Posted by baoxingtian on Sat, 7 Jul 2012 at 19:42 PM
So it's all true....God created A Man Adam & A Women Eve to procreate and carry on the human race.....:D
Posted by singleton on Sat, 7 Jul 2012 at 19:20 PM
Eeeeeeee .... goosebumps after reading this just don't know why.
Posted by mystrawberry on Sat, 7 Jul 2012 at 18:52 PM

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