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|Title||The Book of Mormon and the Origin of Native Americans from a Maternally Inherited DNA Standpoint|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Perego, Ugo E.|
|Keywords||Ancient America; DNA; Native Americans|
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.
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