Monday, 27 March, 2017

National Geographic: Iranian natives’ genetic makeup is 56 percent Arabian!


A surprising discovery by National Geographic shows that an Iranian native’s genetic makeup is 56 percent Arabian!

National Geographic’s Genographic Project, launched in 2005, has listed a group of reference populations, where the typical national of each country is described according to genetic makeup. These are based on hundreds of DNA samples and advanced DNA analysis.

The Geographic project has compared a person DNA results to the averages from each of 43 reference populations it currently has in its database and estimated which of these populations were most similar to that person in terms of the genetic markers.

According to its findings, natives of Iran have a strange genetic composition.

Typically, an Iranian native’s genetic composition is 56 percent Arabian , 4 percent Eastern Africa, 2 percent Northern Africa, 4 percent Central Asia, 6 percent Asia Minor and 2 percent from Southern Europe and Southern Asia each (According to Geographic Project).


An Iranian native’s genetic composition (SOURCE: National Geographic)

Regarding an Iranian native’s genetic makeup, Genographic Project has said:

‘This reference population is based on native Iranians. As some ancient populations migrated from Africa, they passed first through southwestern Asia en route to the rest of Eurasia. Some populations stayed in the Middle East and southwest Asia, over time developing unique genetic patterns. The large Arabian and Southern Asia components found in our reference Iranian population reflect these ancient patterns. The Asia Minor and Central Asia components likely arrived via the migrations of groups originating in those regions farther north, such as the Turks and Mongols. The Silk Road also may have served to disperse Asian genetic patterns farther south and west.’



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  1. Anonymous

    January 17, 2017 at 3:04 am

    There are several problems with this study. Firstly, National Geographic does not provide adequate technical details about the way this study was conducted, which casts serious doubt on the scientific integrity of the study. Secondly, I assume the result is taken either from Iranians outside Iran (which further clouds the integrity of the study) or only from a small test sample of the Iranian population from unspecified regions in Iran, which means that the claim that Iranians are “typically %56 Arabian” is a nonsensical sweeping generalization. Thirdly, it’s quite absurd to attach ethnic labels to genes, as in the case of the so-called “Arabian” gene; one reason being that these genes had mutated thousands of years before “Arabian” was even a thing. So in actual fact being %56 “Arabian” does not mean being a half Arab; it just means that a person has a lot of genes inherited from the homo sapiens who settled in this region right after they migrated out of Africa. Lastly, National Geographic is pro-Arab and smells of Arab money, considering how they have shamefully changed the name of the Persian Gulf into “Arabian Gulf” in their atlases.

  2. Amir

    January 19, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Follow the trail of money given to National Geographic, then you find out who is-was behind this non- sense. I know I am not Arab, Are you? Not, you are not, then who is Arabian, I guess the guy who wrote the article had some shuts of something. Maybe, some extra money, or maybe, politics, since some guy that soon takes over some big organization in a country ( on the paper big – of course). Well I know I am not 56 percent Arabian. Are you? Not!

  3. Sepehr

    February 13, 2017 at 6:18 am

    I wonder how much money it costs Saudis to make others make up such huge lies. Shame on you for sharing this false study!

  4. BL

    February 22, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Saudi/Zionist propaganda. Try harder next time.

  5. KV

    February 25, 2017 at 4:06 am

    This so called study has more flaws than can be counted.

    This obsession with all things Arab is on par with that which some white people, as well as the Kardashians, have with everything African American.

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