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...
May 12, 2015
mtDNA haplogroup A10 in Bronze Age West Siberia
PLoS ONE 10(5): e0127182. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0127182 MtDNA Haplogroup A10 Lineages in Bronze Age Samples Suggest That Ancient Autoc...
May 07, 2015
2,500-year old Etruscans
From a Biology of Genomes poster ( pdf ) on "Assessment of Whole-Genome capture methodologies...
May 04, 2015
Ancient mtDNA from Neolithic France
PLoS ONE 10(4): e0125521. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0125521 When the Waves of European Neolithization Met: First Paleogenetic Evidence fro...
Facial reconstruction of Lord of Moken
I wonder when we will start seeing facial reconstructions that make use of ancient DNA. Ancient DN...
May 03, 2015
Modern humans, not Neandertals made the Proto-Aurignacian
Science DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa2773 The makers of the Protoaurignacian and implications for Neandertal extinction S. Benazzi et al. ...
Structure of Y-haplogroup N
arXiv:1504.06463 [q-bio.PE] The dichotomy structure of Y chromosome Haplogroup N Kang Hu et al. Haplogroup N-M231 of human Y chromosom...
Southern origins and recent admixture of Siberian populations
bioRxiv http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/018770 The complex admixture history and recent southern origins of Siberian populations Irina Pugach ...
Eye color and alcohol dependence
American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.b.32316 Eye color: A potential indicator of alcoh...
April 30, 2015
This is an open access paper. AJHG http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajhg.2015.03.012 The Kalash Genetic Isolate: Ancient Divergence, Drift, ...
April 21, 2015
PCA and natural selection
arXiv:1504.04543 [q-bio.PE] Detecting genomic signatures of natural selection with principal component analysis: application to the 1000 G...
April 19, 2015
mtDNA of Alaskan Eskimos
AJPA DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22750 Mitochondrial diversity of Iñupiat people from the Alaskan North Slope provides evidence for the origins of t...
April 13, 2015
Haplogroup G1, Y-chromosome mutation rate and migrations of Iranic speakers
The origin of Iranian speakers is a big puzzle as in ancient times there were two quite different ...
Neandertal flutes debunked
Royal Society Open Science DOI: 10.1098/rsos.140022 ‘Neanderthal bone flutes’: simply products of Ice Age spotted hyena scavenging activ...
April 12, 2015
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