September 18, 2014
23andMe mega-study on different American groups
It's great to see that the massive dataset of 23andMe was used for a study like this that seeks ...
Nature 513, 414–417 (18 September 2014) doi:10.1038/nature13727 Lethal aggression in Pan is better explained by adaptive strategies than ...
September 13, 2014
Ancient mtDNA from southern Africa related to San
Genome Biol Evol (2014) doi: 10.1093/gbe/evu202 First Ancient Mitochondrial Human Genome from a Pre-Pastoralist Southern African Alan G...
September 10, 2014
ASHG 2014 titles and abstracts
Some interesting titles from the ASHG 2014 conference. UPDATE: I have added the abstracts. The human X chromosome is the target of meg...
September 09, 2014
An archaeological scenario for Out of Arabia
Jeffrey Rose and Anthony Marks have a preprint in which he details an archaeological scenario for the emergence of the Emiran (arguably the ...
September 07, 2014
The constant stream of discoveries from the Amphipolis tomb are fascinating. It is not often that ...
Jack the Ripper = Aaron Kosminski (?)
WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Jack the Ripper unmasked: How amateur sleuth used DNA breakthrough to identify Br...
September 05, 2014
Chernykh on Eurasian metallurgy
Bell Beaker blogger points me to this excellent new review of the Eurasian Metallurgical Provinces scheme of Yevgeny Chernykh. I also inclu...
September 04, 2014
Everything you ever wanted to know about mutation rate in humans
Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics Vol. 15: 47-70 (Volume publication date August 2014) Determinants of Mutation Rate Variation...
Y chromosomes and mtDNA of early farmers from Hungary
A new preprint has just appeared on the bioRxiv. It's free to read so I'll just summarize ...
August 28, 2014
The prehistory of New World Arctic (Raghavan et al. 2014)
Science 29 August 2014: Vol. 345 no. 6200 DOI: 10.1126/science.1255832 The genetic prehistory o...
August 21, 2014
Ancient Y-DNA from China
From the paper: Dividing the samples further using social status shows that the six aristocrats had haplogroups Q1a1, O3a, and N, the 14 c...
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