Human History

Ancient Human History More Complex than Previously Thought, Researchers Say

Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan ASHG Communications Manager 301.634.7346 press@ashg.org For Immediate Release Thursday, October 20, 2016 10:00 a.m. U.S. Pacific Time Findings Reported at ASHG 2016 Annual Meeting BETHESDA, MD – Relationships between the ancestors of modern humans and other archaic populations such as Neanderthals and Denisovans were likely more complex than previously thought, involving... Read More

Interview with Tatiana Tatarinova, Computational Biologist

TDC member Julie Jurgens interviews Computational Biologist and Ancient DNA Researcher, Tatiana Tatarinova August 2016 I have always been fascinated by human history and its puzzling nature. For the longest time, I wanted to participate in a project that solves these historic mysteries. That chance came when I met several bright individuals who research ancient... Read More

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Luca Pagani

Trainee Author: Luca Pagani, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow University of Cambridge Tracing the Route of Modern Humans out of Africa by Using 225 Human Genome Sequences from Ethiopians and Egyptians. Pagani, Luca et al. The American Journal of Human Genetics, Volume 96, Issue 6, 986 – 991. This paper explores one of the early questions in... Read More

Geneticists Reconstruct Population History of New York City

Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan ASHG Communications Manager 301.634.7346 press@ashg.org For Immediate Release Friday, October 9, 2015 4:45 pm U.S. Eastern Time (UTC-05:00) Findings Reported at ASHG 2015 Annual Meeting BETHESDA, MD – By combining genetic data, ancestry information, and electronic health records, scientists are able to identify neighborhood-level patterns of migration in the New York... Read More

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