Europe

Mother Europe

May 08, 2013
The story of H is really the story of people in modern Europe. H refers to a maternal lineage – also known as a maternal haplogroup – that originated long...
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Europe’s First Farmers Came from Afar: New Clues Shed Light on Genetic Ancestry of Modern Europeans

September 09, 2009
About 10,000 years ago, the prehistoric hunter-gatherers of Europe began meeting some new neighbors. These farmers spread gradually at first, expanding from the Near East through Anatolia and the Balkans....
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There’s More to Neanderthals than Meets the Eye

April 15, 2009
Over the past decade, there has been no shortage of studies focused on the relationship between Neanderthals and our own species, Homo sapiens. Researchers have dug deep into the fossil...
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A Different Kind of Gene Mapping: Comparing Genetic and Geographic Structure in Europe: The Return!

September 03, 2008
By Chris Gignoux and Brenna Henn Early human history was characterized by many rapid, long-distance migrations. But despite our beginnings as travelers, genetic evidence published online last Sunday in Nature...
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A Different Kind of Gene Mapping: Comparing Genetic and Geographic Structure in Europe

August 13, 2008
By Chris Gignoux and Mike Macpherson It should be no surprise that in general, we are more genetically similar to our neighbors than to people living far away. The reason...
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The Origin of Farming in Europe: A View from the Y Chromosome

July 25, 2008
This guest post is by Roy King, who is a professor of psychiatry at Stanford University and a research colleague of Stanford geneticist and 23andMe scientific adviser Peter Underhill. Roy...
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