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Dev World Bioeth. 2003 Dec;3(2):178-85.

Place, priestly status and purity: the impact of genetic research on an Indian Jewish community.

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Department of the Near and Middle East, School of Oriental and Africa Studies, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG, UK.


The Bene Israel is a Jewish community in western India whose origins are unknown from conventional sources. This paper discusses a genetic ancestry study that mapped Bene Israel genealogies and the impact of the study on the Bene Israel.

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