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Our Neanderthal Cousins
March 11, 2013
There’s much to recommend in Carl Zimmer’s profile of David Reich in Discovery Magazine, not least of which are details on our favorite extinct human cousins, Neanderthals. While Neanderthals are...
The Origins of Pastoralism in Africa: What do the Genes Say
August 04, 2008
By Brenna HennA Nilotic-speaking pastoralist from Tanzania / Sarah A. TishkoffGenes are just one component that children inherit from their parents. Throughout much of human history, especially when populations consisted...
A Genetic Look at “Guns, Germs and Steel”
June 20, 2008
What can we learn from studying how variations of human genes are spread out around the world?A lot, said population geneticist and Harvard junior fellow Sohini Ramachandran, who spoke at...
Peopling of the Americas (Times Two)
May 23, 2008
Just when you thought everything was starting to make sense — new genetic research on the peopling of the Americas throws us a curve.There has been plenty of research in...