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Jefferson's Other Middle Eastern Connection

One of our former ICJS fellows alerted us to the following news story:  Apparently scientists have found that Thomas Jefferson's DNA belongs to a Y-chromosome haplogroup (K2) commonly found in the Middle East and North Africa; one of the suggested explanations for this is that this a genetic remnant of Phoenician traders who visi