- Jin Li
Jin Li (Chinese: 金力, "Jin Li") is a Chinese
geneticistwho ledVan Arsdel, K., Garvin, L. [http://www.tmc.edu/tmcnews/10_15_98/page_08.html Genetic Findings Support 'Out of Africa' Theory] . Texas Medical Center News. October 15, 1998.] the research that concluded that all East Asians, including the Chinese, originated from Africa, adding support to the recent single-origin hypothesisof which he is consideredChina News. [http://tech.sina.com.cn/d/2005-01-14/1200504569.shtml Genetic research shows that the Peking Man is not Chinese people's ancestor.] Sina.com. January 14, 2005. zh] a leading proponent. His team analyzed the Y chromosomes of males around China and compared this group with those of Southeast Asians and Africans. Results of the analysis suggested that Southeast Asia was the first destination of the migration from Africa to Asia which began approximately 60,000 years ago; from there, migrants moved into Southern China, then crossing the Yangtze Riverto Northern China.Jin, et al. [http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=21714&rendertype=figure&id=F2 Hypothetical ancestral migration routes to the Far East.] Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. September 29, 1998.] Jin, et al. [http://www.wanfangdata.com.cn/qikan/periodical.Articles/zgkx-cc/zgkx2000/0006/000608.htm Y染色体单倍型在中国汉族人群中的多态性] . Science in China. 2000 Vol.30 No.6 p.614-620. zh] The 1998 study, which used genetic markers called microsatellites to compare Chinese populations, did not support an independent origin of Homo sapiens in China.Jin, et al. [http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=21714 Genetic relationship of populations in China.] Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. September 29, 1998.] The findings contradict the hypothesis that Peking Man( Homo erectus) was the ancestor of the Chinese people.
Jin is a professor at the
National Human Genome Centerin Shanghaias well as at the Institute of Genetics of Fudan University. [People's Daily. [http://english.people.com.cn/english/200007/15/eng20000715_45573.html New Genetics Evidence Proves African Origin of Modern Chinese] . July 15, 2000.] Jin is the principal investigator of East Asian populations for the Genographic Projectwhich collects DNA samples to map historical human migration patterns around the world. [National Geogrpahic. [https://www3.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/pi/jin_profile.html Profile: Li Jin] . Accessed 2007-07-05.]
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