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Monday, December 29, 2008

Sephardic Jews leave genetic legacy in Spain

By Teresa Larraz – Fri Dec 5, 4:30 pm ET


"MADRID (Reuters) – From the 15th century on, Spain's Jews were mostly expelled or forced to convert, but today some 20 percent of Spanish men tested have Sephardic Jewish ancestry, and 11 percent can be traced to North Africa, a study has found."