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Doron M. Behar, MD, is a graduate in Medicine of the Technion, Israel institute of Technology, where he also graduated a PhD program in population genetics. He completed medical residencies in Internal and Critical Care Medicine at the Rambam Medical Center. Behar’s initial focus in population genetics regarded Jewish ancestry. For this purpose he studied in depth the variation of Y-chromosome and mitochondrial DNA lineages throughout the range of the Jewish Diaspora and followed up by revealing the genome-wide structure of the Jewish people. Behar’s work in the field of archeaogenetics was extended to the study of worldwide populations and particularly to populations of Near Eastern and African ancestry. Behar also serves as Family Tree DNA Chief mtDNA Scientist and is a member of its Scientific Advisory Board.


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