Responding to years of derision from Donald Trump and other critics, Elizabeth Warren has published a DNA analysis that provides strong evidence she does, in fact, have Native American heritage.
The Globe said Warren provided the test results to the paper Sunday "in an effort to defuse questions about her ancestry that have persisted for years".
Warren first faced scrutiny for her purported Native American heritage during her 2012 Senate race. That would make Warren one-32nd Native American.
Bustamante's analysis places Warren's Native American ancestor between six and 10 generations ago, with the report estimating eight generations.More news: Lewinsky affair not an abuse of power, says Hillary Clinton
Mr Trump has repeatedly dismissed Senator Warren's claim to Native-American ancestry, mocking his potential 2020 presidential election challenger by calling her "Pocahontas".
"The 2016 Democratic nominee for president", Linskey wrote, "chafed at releasing personal information and was dogged throughout her campaign by her use of a private server while she was secretary of state".
"Now, the president likes to call my mom a liar", Warren asks him.
At a July 5 rally in Montana, President Trump went on a lengthy rant about one of his favorite targets: Sen.
Trump then said, "And we will say, 'I will give you $1 million to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you're an Indian.' And let's see what she does".More news: Brexit: UK can still make progress in talks - Downing Street
Professor Bustamante replies: "The facts suggest that you absolutely have Native American ancestry in your pedigree".
At the same time, the report could embolden critics by showing only trace amounts of that heritage - which Republicans have charged she used to advance her career at Harvard.
"This isn't just about casual racism - warhoops and tomahawk chops". If Warren declares her candidacy in the months ahead, expect to hear a lot about the fact that Bustamante's lauded work on genetics has been focused in part on what his lab's website describes as, "broadening representation of understudied groups, particularly US minority populations and those from Latin America" and "calling attention to the problem raised by 95% of participants in large-scale studies being of European descent".More news: Suspended finance chief of Patisserie Valerie arrested on suspicion of fraud