November 18, 2015
Two more Denisovans (Sawyer, Renaud et al. 2015)
PNAS doi: 10.1073/pnas.1519905112 Nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences from two Denisovan individuals Susanna Sawyer, Gabriel Renaud...
November 16, 2015
West_Asian in the flesh (hunter-gatherers from Georgia) (Jones et al. 2015)
Years ago, I detected the presence of a West_Asian genetic component (with dual modes in "Ca...
November 11, 2015
Genetic structure of 1,272 Italians
From the paper: The distribution of the pairwise Fst distances between all population pairs is s...
November 04, 2015
Selection against Neandertal deleterious alleles
Sampled Neandertals (from Europe, the Caucasus, and Siberia) certainly had lower effective population size than living humans, but I wonder ...
October 28, 2015
Long Live the 28th October, 1940
October 22, 2015
Bronze Age Plague
This paper used the same data as the Allentoft et al. paper, but instead of focusing on the human...
October 15, 2015
Modern humans in China ~80,000 years ago (?)
Another (?)-worthy paper has just appeared in Nature in the heels of the African ancient genome paper. Time will tell how these worldview-a...
October 08, 2015
West Eurasian admixture throughout Africa (?)
In 2012, I wrote: It is no longer tenable to view West Eurasian back-migrations as limited events that affected only North and East Africa...
September 19, 2015
Recent admixture in contemporary West Eurasians
After applying Globetrotter to the world and to the British , a new study in Current Biology appli...
September 18, 2015
Political (non) diversity in social psychology
Behavioral and Brain Sciences / Volume 38 / January 2015, e130 (13 pages) Political diversity will improve social psychological science ...
August 13, 2015
Rethinking the dispersal of Homo sapiens out of Africa
An excellent review which -among its other graces- demolishes the view that mtDNA haplogroup L3 pro...
August 12, 2015
Mesolithic monolith from Sicilian Channel
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports Volume 3, September 2015, Pages 398–407 A submerged monolith in the Sicilian Channel (central M...
August 07, 2015
Prehistoric farmers from northern Greece had lactose intolerance, brown eyes, dark skin
According to this : Πολύ σημαντικό πρόσφατο εύρημα αποτελεί η ανάκτηση ολόκληρων γονιδιωμάτων από ...
July 26, 2015
Two new papers in Nature and Science add to the debate on Native American origins. The first study (in Nature ) detects that some Amazonians...
July 21, 2015
British origins (with ancient data)
Related: British Origins (Leslie et al. 2015) bioRxiv http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/022723 Iron Age and Anglo-Saxon genomes from East E...
July 12, 2015
Phylogeographic refinement of haplogroup E
Genome Biol Evol (2015) 7 (7): 1940-1950. Phylogeographic Refinement and Large Scale Genotyping of Human Y Chromosome Haplogroup E Provi...
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