December 12, 2013
Ancient DNA meeting talks audio
Some of the audio from talks of this meeting that I posted about before have been posted . I don't think I can listen to all of them, bu...
December 06, 2013
From the paper: Our approach clearly identified six different mitochondrial lineages (corresponding to five distinct haplogroups: J, H, K,...
December 05, 2013
Early 7th millennium BC Initial Neolithic in Franchthi Cave
Antiquity Volume: 87 Number: 338 Page: 1001–1015 Early seventh-millennium AMS dates from domestic seeds in the Initial Neolithic at Fra...
December 04, 2013
400 thousand year old human mtDNA from Sima de los Huesos
It will come to no surprise to people who noticed an earlier paper on cave bear mtDNA from Atapue...
November 28, 2013
Iberian Neolithic farmer DNA
A currently not available preprint that has important implications about the Neolithic of Europe. A late Neolithic Iberian farmer exhibits...
November 26, 2013
One to three men fathered most western Europeans?
It may sound far-fetched but it's certainly possible. After all, no R1b has been found in Europe before a Bell Beaker site from the 3rd ...
A priori Y chromosome phylogeny from sequencing data
A cool new paper by a team of citizen scientists. The most important new piece of evidence is the jo...
November 20, 2013
Ancient DNA from Upper Paleolithic Lake Baikal (Mal'ta and Afontova Gora)
The study I mentioned in a previous post has now been made available in Nature . Two Upper Paleolit...
November 18, 2013
Royal Society Ancient DNA meeting
Ancient DNA: the first three decades Ancient DNA: applications in human evolutionary history (this also has abstracts) Program for both ...
November 15, 2013
Music and population structure (Brown et al. 2013)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2072 Correlations in the population structure of music, genes and language Ste...
Population history of the Caribbean
PLoS Genet 9(11): e1003925. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1003925 Reconstructing the Population Gene...
European origin of domesticated dogs
It seems like yesterday that a paper suggested a Southeast Asian origin of domestic dogs. It always seems that ancient DNA upsets inferences...
November 08, 2013
Europeans and South Asians share by descent SLC24A5 light skin allele
The age estimate for this allele is quite old but with a huge 95% confidence interval. Hopefully a...
Early cattle management in NE China
From the paper: The haplogroup retrieved has so far not been found in modern cattle. However, a...
November 06, 2013
MEGA6 evolutionary genetics software released
Mol Biol Evol (2013) doi: 10.1093/molbev/mst197 MEGA6: Molecular Evolutionary Genetics Analysis version 6.0 Koichiro Tamura et al. We...
Dealing with false positive IBD segments
False positive IBD segments are a real problem for those who wish to use genotype data to establish family connections with distant relative...
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