mitochondrial DNA

23andMe Scientists Offer Solution to Apparent Mutation Rate Discrepancy

November 18, 2008
This guest post is by Brenna Henn, a doctoral student in Stanford University’s Department of Anthropology and a 23andMe consultant. Brenna studies human evolution using genetic information. Her interests include...
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Who Built the Terracotta Army? The Genetic Origins of the Qin Dynasty Mausoleum Workers

October 08, 2008
One of the most infamous emperors of Chinese antiquity was the very first:   Qin Shi Huang.   Also known as Ying Zheng, he ruled the Chinese state of Qin...
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The Amazing Journey: A New Synthesis for the Peopling of America

March 07, 2008
People who study the spread of humans to the Americas can agree on one thing — the first migrants crossed from Asia by way of a land bridge connecting Siberia...
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