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...
Y-chromosomes of Sicilian and Calabrian Arbereshe
European Journal of Human Genetics advance online publication 1 July 2015; doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2015.138 Shared language, diverging genetic ...
mtDNA from Xiaohe cemetery
BMC Genetics 2015, 16:78 doi:10.1186/s12863-015-0237-5 Analysis of ancient human mitochondrial DNA from the Xiaohe cemetery: insights int...
Complex demographic history of Western Central African Pygmies
bioRxiv doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/022194 Whole genome sequence analyses of Western Central African Pygmy hunter-gatherers reveal a c...
July 05, 2015
Γιατί πρέπει να ψηφίσουμε ΝΑΙ στις 5 Ιουλίου
Απευθύνω το παρόν σε όσους ειλικρινά πιστεύουν πως βοηθούν την Ελλάδα ψηφίζοντας Όχι στο δημοψήφισμα της 5 Ιουλίου. Υπάρχουν φυσικά και οι...
June 24, 2015
Oase1 had a Neandertal ancestor no earlier than ~200 years before his time
Several important conclusions of the discovery that Oase1 had a Neandertal ancestor 4-6 generations before his time (37-42 thousand years ag...
June 20, 2015
DNA from hot climates technically feasible
From the paper: Ten petrous bones were selected from archaeological specimens, representing a wi...
June 18, 2015
Kennewick Man was a Native American
Nature (2015) doi:10.1038/nature14625 The ancestry and affiliations of Kennewick Man Morten Rasmussen, Martin Sikora, Anders Albrechtse...
June 13, 2015
Into, out of, and across the Eurasian steppe
A new paper in Nature adds to the earlier study in the same journal by presenting data from 101 a...
June 10, 2015
101 ancient genomes from Bronze Age Eurasia
New data has been posted online . This seems related to this earlier post . Hopefully the study linked to this data will appear soon, but ge...
June 09, 2015
Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 9996 doi:10.1038/srep09996 The genetics of East African populations: a Nilo-Saharan component in th...
May 30, 2015
Out of Egypt or Out of Ethiopia?
I am skeptical that once you remove non-African ancestry from Egyptians (even if you were able to do so perfectly), what you are left with i...
May 21, 2015
More Y-chromosome super-fathers
The time estimates are based on a mutation rate of 1x10-9 mutations/bp/year which is ~1/3 higher t...
May 13, 2015
Neandertal in the (immediate) family tree
Early European may have had Neanderthal great-great-grandparent One of Europe’s earliest known humans had a close Neanderthal ancestor: pe...
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