‘1 in 5’ have Sephardi genes

December 11, 2008

Some 20 per cent of Spanish people have genes similar to Sephardi Jews, according to a new report in the American Journal of Human Genetics. Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492, or forced to convert. Another 11 per cent of Spaniards have links to Muslims in North Africa, dating from the Moorish era.

    Last updated: 11:47am, December 11 2008