Michael Westaway from Griffith University obtains a saliva sample from Thanakwith elder Thomas Wales in Cape York

Michael Westaway from Griffith University obtains a saliva sample from Thanakwith elder Thomas Wales in Cape York

Recent studies in the DNA of different groups of Aboriginal Australians have led to a clearer understanding of how humans migrated from Africa. The study, by Griffiths University, reveals a close genetic link with people from the highlands of Papua New Guinea.

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