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The Book of Mormon and the Origin of Native Americans from a Maternally Inherited DNA Standpoint
TitleThe Book of Mormon and the Origin of Native Americans from a Maternally Inherited DNA Standpoint
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsPerego, Ugo E.
JournalFARMS Review
Volume22
Issue1
Pagination191-227
KeywordsAncient America; DNA; Native Americans
Abstract

​The church advocates no official position on the origins of Amerindian populations. Critics and supporters of the Book of Mormon both attempt to bolster their own arguments with DNA evidence. This study reviews the properties of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), particularly pertaining to the origins of Native American populations. DNA studies are subject to numerous limitations.

URLhttps://publications.mi.byu.edu/publications/review/22/1/S00008-5176a14033e278Pergo.pdf

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