Perhaps Genghis Khan's Greatest Legacy: Millions of Descendants

March 11, 2015 1:00 PM

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WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- He helped build an empire stretching across Eurasia, but Genghis Khan's most enduring legacy may be genetic, a new study suggests.

British researchers focused on similarities in the Y chromosomes of Asian men living today. They calculated that millions of these men are descended from either the Mongolian warlord Genghis Khan -- who died in 1227 A.D. -- or 10 other powerful Asian leaders who ruled at various points over the past...

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