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Commentary: All About Eve, and Other Mothers

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Commentary: All About Eve, and Other Mothers

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Commentary: All About Eve, and Other Mothers

Commentary: All About Eve, and Other Mothers

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Some scientists believe that all of humanity has a common ancestor, Mitochondrial Eve, who lived 150,000 years ago. Mitochondrial Eve is not like the Eve of the Bible, but rather a woman whose mitochondrial DNA has been passed down from mother to daughter through the centuries. Simply by having a mother, you're related to her. Commentator Paul Ford thinks she has something in common with his mother.