- The first study on ancient Mycenaean and Minoan mtDNA.
- A study on haplogroup E-M78 subdivisions.
- A study on Minoan civilization origins.
- Successful extraction of autosomal DNA from prehistoric humans.
- Correlation of recently selected genes with IQ and/or personality.
- Even more debate between demists and acculturationists regarding the spread of the Neolithic.
- Even more debate between assimilationists and non-assimilationists about the Neandertals.
- At least one paper from the Genographic project in a venue other than National Geographic about some obscure people that no one has heard about but everyone will talk about for days. The paper will have a feel-good message about the unity of mankind.
- The French will continue to remain a genetic mystery, but there will be at least three more studies on Jewish population genetics.
August 20, 2006
What 2006 has brought so far
Let's see how my New Year's predictions are holding up, since the year is winding down. I have to say, I'm disappointed with the Genographic project so far; not only did they not publish a research paper yet, but it seems that their National Geographic articles have dried up as well.